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Curbed Comparisons: What $950K buys around LA

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From Santa Monica to South Pasadena

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: $950,000.


Front of house
Kitchen
Dining room
Back patio Via Tara Del Bosco, Sothebys International Realty

We’ll start with a South Pasadena home that dates to 1902. Featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the 1,422-square-foot residence boasts hardwood floors and an updated kitchen equipped with a vintage stove and a farmhouse sink. The home sits on a small 3,486-square-foot lot, but opens to an enclosed backyard with a brick patio and room for a garden. Asking price is $949,000.

House with wall in front
Living room
Kitchen
Back garden Via Katrina Webb, Pacific Union International

This homey Spanish bungalow in Fairfax was built in 1926 and retains hardwood floors, tile countertops, original wall niches, a (decorative) living room fireplace, and Spanish tile floors in the kitchen. The house has 909 square feet of living space, with two bedrooms and a bathroom. It sits on a tiny 1,791-square-foot lot, but includes a pleasant patio space with room for seating and a garden. Asking price is $948,000.

Front of house
Living room
Bedroom
Back deck Via Ron Tanzman, Rodeo Realty

This two-bedroom house in the Hollywood Hills was built in 1933, but has recently been redone, with new floors, windows, and appliances. The 1,150-square-foot house has two levels and sits on a 7,049-square-foot lot. There are multiple decks, including one that tops the two-car garage and offers some nice views across the hills. Asking price is $949,900.

Living room
Bedroom
Kitchen
Bedroom Via Sabine Pleissner, Compass

Here’s a condo in Santa Monica, located just off Montana Avenue. It’s got two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,086 square feet of floor space to work with. The open living room flows into the kitchen, which has stainless steel appliances and a long island. A sliding door opens out to a small private balcony. Asking price is $949,000, with HOA dues of $296 per month.

Front of house
Living room
Sun room
Backyard Via Jill Suarez. Dilbeck Real Estate

This handsome 1950s home in Glendale has some dated elements, but offers plenty of vintage charm, with hardwood floors, wood-paneled walls, a brick fireplace in the living room, and an enclosed patio in the back. The house has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, with 2,072 square feet of floor space. It sits on a 6,155-square-foot lot with a grassy front lawn and a small bit of yard and garden space in the back. Asking price is $959,000.

Poll

Which home or condo around $950,000 would you choose?

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  • 19%
    South Pasadena
    (327 votes)
  • 7%
    Fairfax
    (132 votes)
  • 39%
    Hollywood Hills
    (670 votes)
  • 8%
    Santa Monica
    (146 votes)
  • 24%
    Glendale
    (403 votes)
1678 votes total Vote Now