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Here’s what $690K buys around LA

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See what that price buys in five Los Angeles neighborhoods, including Downtown and West Hollywood

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: $690,000.

Photos by Erik Grammer, courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty, Los Feliz

This week’s edition kicks off in in the San Fernando Valley, specifically Sun Valley, with a three-bedroom, one and three quarter-bath house on a decent-sized lot. The 1950s-era dwelling, which comes in at 1,381 square feet, also holds a sunroom and features a stylishly remodeled kitchen with patterned concrete floors and a subway tile backsplash. Per the listing, a detached garage has been finished with “bamboo flooring, vaulted ceiling and French doors.” The property is asking $689,000.

Photos by Pierre Galant, courtesy of Deasy Penner Podley

If life is slower in the Valley, it’s bustling Downtown. Here’s a 930-square foot condo with exposed brick walls, 10-foot ceilings, and picture windows in the landmarked Rowan Lofts on Spring Street. The studio comes with in-unit laundry, one bath, and a walk-in closet. It’s listed for $685,000, with monthly HOA dues of $495 and is Mills Act eligible.

Courtesy of Margaret Cashion, Berkshire Hathaway

This snug little bungalow sits on the southwestern edge of Silver Lake on a 2,289-square-foot lot with a bit of enclosed patio space alongside. The house was built in 1920 and features original hardwood floors in the airy living room. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom, with 926 square feet of living space. Sporting a fresh paint job, the house is asking $699,000.

Living room
Balcony Photos by Suzy Poling, courtesy Deasy Penner Podley

Located right off the Sunset Strip, this West Hollywood condo is part of a tidy midcentury building constructed in 1962. The unit has a spacious and open living area, which flows into the kitchen and dining space. Sliding glass doors lead out to a private balcony. Featuring 839 square feet of living space, the condo has a single bathroom and a spacious bedroom. Asking price is $695,000, with HOA dues of $333 per month.

Front of house
Deck with patio furniture

Located on the edge of Mount Washington, this 644-square-foot home has two bedrooms and one bathroom and sits on a hilly lot with a covered back patio, multiple decks, and plenty of room for a garden. A tree shades the front deck and stairs lead up to the backyard area behind the house. Inside, the 1930s home has wood floors and a roomy kitchen. Asking price is $680,000.


Which home or condo would you choose?

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  • 30%
    Sun Valley
    (352 votes)
  • 14%
    (166 votes)
  • 26%
    Silver Lake
    (297 votes)
  • 14%
    West Hollywood
    (161 votes)
  • 14%
    Mount Washington
    (165 votes)
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