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Curbed Comparisons: What $640K buys around LA

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We’ve got five options from Pasadena to Santa Monica

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: $640,000.

Front yard of bungalow
Living room with fireplace
Backyard with garage Via Norma Mardelli, Coldwell Banker

Here’s a cozy Pasadena bungalow positioned on a 5,407-square-foot lot north of Old Town. The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,191 square feet of floor space. Features include hardwood floors, French doors, and a brick fireplace in the living room. In the backyard is a covered patio and a two-car garage. Asking price is $638,000.

Living room
Dining room
Building exterior Via Dan Nessel, Berkshire Hathaway

This Santa Monica condo has a single bedroom and a bathroom, with 656 square feet of living space. Situated in a 1970s-built complex just north of Wilshire Boulevard, the unit has wood floors, plenty of built-in shelving, and a gas fireplace in the living room. A small balcony has room for seating or a grill. Asking price is $639,000, with HOA dues of $223 per month.

Front of house
Living room
Backyard Via Joseph Devarenne, Meredith Wick, Sotheby’s

Right on the edge of Mount Washington is this small three-bedroom home with just under 1,000 square feet of floor space. The compact residence has plenty of charm, though, with large windows, built-in shelving, wood floors, and a fireplace. Built in 1922, the house sits on a 5,617-square-foot lot with a sizable backyard and lovely views of the surrounding hills. Asking price is $649,000.

Front yard
Living room and dining room
Bedroom with sliding door
Backyard Via  Glenda Martinez, Pinnacle Estate Properties

Looking for something a bit more spacious? This home in Winnetka has four bedrooms and two bathrooms spread across 1,479 square feet of floor space. Built in 1956, the house is freshly renovated with new flooring, appliances, and HVAC system. It sits on an 8,160-square-foot lot with a grassy backyard and plenty of room for a garden. Asking price is $639,000.

Condo building
Living room
Dining room
Swimming pool Via Sue Murphy, Danielle Glew, Keller Williams

This cavernous condo in Culver City has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,746 square feet of floor space. The open living room has a fireplace and wet bar, and opens to a private balcony. Both bedrooms have walk-in closets and the master is equipped with an en-suite bathroom. The building has a swimming pool and large patio area for residents. Asking price is $649,000, with HOA dues of $525 per month.


Which of these homes or condos around $640,000 would you choose?

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  • 24%
    (383 votes)
  • 8%
    Santa Monica
    (141 votes)
  • 38%
    Mount Washington
    (605 votes)
  • 11%
    (180 votes)
  • 17%
    Culver City
    (273 votes)
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