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Curbed Comparisons: Five LA ranch houses for $700K

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ’hoods. Today we’re focusing on one of California’s quintessential architectural styles: the ranch house. We’ve found five homes within $10,000 of today’s price—$700,000—and they’re all built in the ranch style.

Driveway and front of house
Living room with hardwood floor
Grassy backyard Via Sean Mc Glynn, White House Properties

We’ll kick off our comparison of LA ranch houses with this updated two-bedroom home in Woodland Hills. Built in 1953, it’s equipped with new counters, cabinetry, and appliances. It features 1.5 bathrooms, along with hardwood floors and sliding glass doors leading to a pergola-shaded patio and a grassy backyard. The 1,190-square-foot residence sits on a 6,409-square-foot lot with a hot tub and attached garage. Asking price is $699,950.

Front driveway and yard
Living room
Family room leading into kitchen
Covered back patio Via Mona Golastani, Re/Max Olson Estates

This three-bedroom home in Lake Balboa was built in 1949, during the postwar building boom that produced most of LA’s ranch-style dwellings. It’s got three bedrooms and two bathrooms spread across 1,627 square feet of living space. Interior features include hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and a step-down living room with a brick fireplace. Sitting on a 6,601-square-foot lot with a backyard and covered patio, it’s asking $699,000.

Front yard
Living room with beamed ceiling
Sun room
Back patio and yard Via Suzanne Klee, Keller Williams

This low-slung Long Beach residence has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,294 square feet of living space. Fronted by a classic white picket fence, it’s got a large concrete patio and a grassy yard in the back. Inside are beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace, and an airy sun room with built-in bench seating. Built in 1954, the home sits on a 5,685-square-foot lot. Asking price is $699,000.

Front yard with gravel and walkway
Living room with brick fireplace
Kitchen looking into living area
Backyard with outdoor furniture Via Ricardo Valadez, Re/Max

Over in Downey, this 1,415-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Built in 1953, it last sold in November and has been extensively remodeled since then. It now sports an updated kitchen with freshly installed countertops, appliances, and cabinets. The hardwood floors have been updated and the lighting, A/C unit, and paint are also new. Sitting on a 6,835-square-foot lot, the property has a large backyard and an attached two-car garage. Asking price is $699,999.

Front yard of house
Front entry with hardwood floor
Room with vaulted ceiling
Backyard Via Bill Toth, First Class Real Estate

This Burbank fixer has plenty of potential if you're willing to put some work into renovations. Built in 1952, it has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,717 square feet of floor area. Features include beamed and vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and vintage tile bathrooms. Sitting on a 6,893-square-foot lot, it's asking $699,000.


Which ranch house would you buy for around $700K?

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  • 30%
    Woodland Hills
    (211 votes)
  • 11%
    Lake Balboa
    (81 votes)
  • 17%
    Long Beach
    (123 votes)
  • 19%
    (135 votes)
  • 20%
    (139 votes)
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