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Curbed Comparisons: What $850K buys in LA

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We’re looking at properties in Hollywood, San Pedro, Topanga, Pasadena, and Mt. Washington

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: $850,000.

Via Polly Watts, Maxim Properties

This 1905 Arts and Crafts home in Pasadena has been visibly updated over the years, but retains elegant hardwood floors, moldings, and casement windows. It’s got three bedrooms and two bathrooms spread across 1,164 square feet of floor space. The house sits on a large 8,399-square-foot lot, with a grassy front lawn and a detached two-car garage in the back. Asking price is $849,900.

Living room with stove
Via Scott Nell, Keller Williams

Over in Topanga, you’ll find this quirky retreat, built in 1960. Inside, the three-bedroom home has hardwood floors, built-in shelving, a wood-burning stove, and glass doors in the master bedroom that lead outside. Sitting on a 6,347-square-foot lot, the 1,970-square-foot residence is surrounded by gardens and patio space. There’s also a nice porch swing and a large hot tub. Asking price is $849,000.

Via Katinka Nedwed, Nedwed Realestate

Yes, there are buildings in Los Angeles where $850,000 only gets you a studio. But this is a pretty exceptional studio. At 1,000 square feet, it’s larger than many two-bedroom apartments, and the bathroom is large enough that you could almost use it as a guest room. Located in Hollywood’s historic Broadway building, the unit comes with access to the building’s gym and glamorous rooftop pool. Asking price is $849,000, but HOA dues aren’t cheap. They’ll run you $1,143 per month.

Via Jo Ann Travis, RE/MAX Estate Properties

This airy San Pedro home has plenty of charm, plus some ocean views from its many wide windows. The three-bedroom, two-bath home was built in 1955 and includes French doors, hardwood floors, and a light-filled living room complete with a fireplace and skylight. The residence has 1,698 square feet of living space and sits on a 6,342-square-foot lot with a back deck and enclosed patio and garden space behind the house. Asking price is $849,000.

Via Tracy Do, Compass Realty

This 1930s home in Mt. Washington has been updated in recent years with a stylish kitchen, renovated bathrooms, and more. The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,468 square feet of living space. Features include built-in shelving, stone floors, and an elegant living room fireplace. Sitting on a 5,087-square-foot lot with a shady back patio, the home is asking $849,000.


Which home or condo around $850K would you choose?

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  • 29%
    (479 votes)
  • 27%
    (445 votes)
  • 5%
    (92 votes)
  • 16%
    San Pedro
    (279 votes)
  • 21%
    Mt. Washington
    (353 votes)
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