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LA home comparison: What $1.1M buys you

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Views in Malibu and a bit of vintage charm in Pasadena

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $1.1 million.

Front of house seen from street
Kitchen and dining area
Living room
Living room fireplace Via Robert Banchich, Rodeo Realty

↑ Let’s start with this two-bedroom home in Sherman Oaks. Per the listing, the 1,839-square-foot residence was designed by a Hollywood set designer in 2006. It includes two bathrooms, a brightly painted exterior, bamboo floors, and a living room fireplace. The 5,995-square-foot lot includes a garage and a separate studio or office. Asking price is $1.1 million.

Front of yellow house
Living room
Dining room with arched doorway
Brick sitting area in back of house Via Jon Polansky, Sotheby’s International Realty

↑ According to the listing, this little 1929 Beverly Grove bungalow is on the market for the first time ever—better yet, its price just dropped. The two-bedroom, one-bath home appears to have been recently restored, but it includes vintage-style features such as arched entryways and wrought-iron lighting fixtures. The 995-square-foot home sits on a tiny 2,248-square-foot lot with a small back patio space. Asking price is $1.099 million.

Front of home
Living room
Bedroom with sliding door
View from deck Via Ignacio Rodriguez, Westside Estate Agency

↑ Malibu’s gated Point Dume Club is where you’ll find this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath residence that boasts very fine ocean views. The home includes an upgraded kitchen, along with hardwood floors, walls of glass, and a large wraparound deck. Community amenities include a tennis court, pool, spa, and sauna. Asking price is $1.095 million, but the HOA dues aren’t cheap—they’ll run you $4,763 per month.

Exterior of home with landscaped garden
Living room with tile fireplace
Dining room
Backyard with patio Via Sharon Verani, Sotheby's International Realty

↑ This Spanish-style residence in Pasadena was built in 1923 and features plenty of elegant charm and some very nice landscaping. The three-bedroom, two-bath home also includes hardwood floors, a tile fireplace, and multiple outdoor access points. The main residence has 1,820 square feet of floor area, but the 7,768-square-foot lot also offers a guest house, koi pond, and two-car garage. Asking price is $1.098 million.

View of house from driveway
Living room with fireplace
Kitchen with wide window
Back yard Dan Stueve, Keller Williams

↑ Here’s a spacious four-bedroom home in Mid-City that was remodeled in 2015, according to the listing. Built in 1925, the 2,421-square-foot Spanish-style residence has new floors, an updated kitchen, and four-and-a-half renovated bathrooms. The house sits on a 7,776-square-foot lot and includes a long driveway and a roomy backyard. Asking price is $1.1 million.


Which of these homes around $1.1 million would you choose?

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    Sherman Oaks
    (51 votes)
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    Beverly Grove
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