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Curbed Comparisons: What $1M buys around LA

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A cool million will buy a spacious Santa Monica condo or a Craftsman in Silver Lake

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 million.

Front yard and retaining wall
living room
Dining room
Office space Via Bruce Bernard, Vista Sotheby’s Realty

This Silver Lake Craftsman has been updated, but the 1911-built home retains many vintage features, including wood floors, built-in shelving, sliding wooden doors, and beamed ceilings. The 1,381-square-foot house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Sitting on a 7,355-square-foot lot, it’s got a sizable yard and a detached garage in the back. Asking price is $999,000.

Living room
Building Via Genevieve Mishlen, Rodeo Realty

This very outgoing West Hollywood condo is located in the Leland Bryant-designed Granville Towers, which has an illustrious list of former residents that includes David Bowie and Rock Hudson. The 1,100-square-foot unit has two bedrooms and one bathroom, along with an airy living room and formal dining room. Building amenities include a pool and landscaped grounds perfect for luxuriating. Asking price is $999,000, with steep HOA dues of $1,140 per month.

Front yard
Living room
Backyard Via Michael and Jocelyn Backes, Beach City Brokers

Here’s a snug little home in the Hollywood Riviera neighborhood of Torrance, just south of the border with Redondo Beach. The 940-square-foot residence has two bedrooms and one bathroom, with an airy living room illuminated by tall windows and a glass sliding door. Features include hardwood floors, updated appliances, and a brick fireplace in the living room. Sitting on a 5,105-square-foot lot with a grassy backyard, the home is asking $999,000.

Front of house
Living room
Dining room/kitchen
Living area Via Jeero Habeshian, Dilbeck Real Estate

This midcentury home in Glendale is a time capsule if we ever saw one. Complete with wood paneled walls, built-in vinyl seating, parquet floors, and a large stone fireplace, it looks straight out of the 1950s. Featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the ranch house has 1,993 square feet of living space and sits atop a two-car garage. The roomy lot measures 10,832 square feet and includes plenty of patio and garden space. Asking price is $999,888.

Front of building
Living room
Outdoor patio Via Conrado Delagarza, Redfin

Here’s an intriguing loft in Santa Monica designed by local architect Michael Folonis in the early 1980s. The three-bedroom unit has two bathrooms and a spacious 1,480 square feet of living space. Interior features include wood floors, updated appliances, and a gas fireplace. The upstairs bedroom leads directly to a private deck that commands a nice view around the neighborhood. Asking price is $999,900, with HOA dues of $600 per month.


Which home or condo around $1 million would you choose?

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  • 55%
    Silver Lake
    (930 votes)
  • 6%
    West Hollywood
    (106 votes)
  • 6%
    (106 votes)
  • 12%
    (214 votes)
  • 18%
    Santa Monica
    (313 votes)
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