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Here’s what $850K buys around LA

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A Victorian in Pasadena or a roomy Sawtelle condo?

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.

Front yard
Living room
Back patio Courtesy Nathaniel Cole, Coldwell Banker

Let’s start our search this week in the harbor area, where this San Pedro ranch house offers classic midcentury style with views of the port. Built in 1958, the home was designed by architectural firm Joncich and Lusby. It has two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, with 1,632 square feet of living space. The original wood floors and bathroom tile are intact. Sitting on a 5,735-square-foot lot, the house is asking $849,000.

Front of house
Living room
Backyard Photos by Michael McNamara, courtesy Deasy/Penner

This comfortable-looking 1950 residence sits on a hilly 5,456-square-foot lot in Highland Park. Inside are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 945 square feet of living space. Featuring hardwood floors throughout, the home has an open floor plan, with a dining area separating the living room and the roomy kitchen. In front of the house is a two-car garage; behind is a back patio and room for a garden. Asking price is $859,000.

Living room
Child’s bedroom
Balcony Via Cody Coffman, Redfin

This condo is part of a complex built six years ago and sits just a block from the shops and restaurants of Sawtelle Boulevard. The 1,164-square-foot unit has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with an open living and dining area, along with a sleekly appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Sliding doors lead out to private balconies. Asking price is $848,000, with HOA dues of $470 per month.

Front yard
Living room
Dining room
Backyard with gazebo Via Peter Loeffler, Lisa Loeffler, Re/Max

This Victorian residence in Pasadena was built in 1893 and is thus one of the older structures still standing in the city. The 1,927-square-foot house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, along with a finished basement and an upstairs space that can be used as a third bedroom. Sitting on a 6,785-square-foot lot north of the city's Playhouse District, the home has a large backyard with plenty of patio space, gardens, a fountain, and a gazebo. Asking price is $849,000.

Front of house
Living room
Dining room
Swimming pool Via David Bezeau, HomeBay Broker

Here's a midcentury ranch house in North Hollywood designed by prolific architecture firm Palmer and Krisel. It's got vaulted ceilings, skylights, clerestory windows, and a large stone fireplace in the living room. Featuring 2,085 square feet of living space, the house also contains five bedrooms and three bathrooms. It sits on a 7,495-square-foot lot, with an attached garage and a swimming pool in the back. Glass sliding doors provide easy indoor-outdoor access. Asking price is $850,000.


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

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  • 8%
    San Pedro
    (90 votes)
  • 14%
    Highland Park
    (153 votes)
  • 5%
    (57 votes)
  • 26%
    (292 votes)
  • 45%
    North Hollywood
    (496 votes)
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