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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
Bedroom
Bathroom
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
Bedroom
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
Kitchen
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.

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    Silver Lake
    (930 votes)
  • 6%
    West Hollywood
    (106 votes)
  • 6%
    Torrance
    (106 votes)
  • 12%
    Glendale
    (214 votes)
  • 18%
    Santa Monica
    (313 votes)
1669 votes total Vote Now