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Here’s what $690K buys around LA

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Options include a Mt. Washington bungalow and a two-bedroom in 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 about $10,000 of today’s price: $690,000.

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Mt. Washington

Tiny in size but big on charm, this 1920s bungalow packs two petite bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a master suite, in 844 square feet. But the terraced property is generously sized at 8,490 square feet and comes with four single-car garages and a “subterranean bonus space” that the listing says would be ideal for a wine cellar or dark room. The remodeled abode holds original hardwood floors, retro tile in the bathrooms, and wainscoting in the second bedroom. The asking price is $699,000.

Via The Rental Girl Photos by Lauren Moore for The Rental Girl
Echo Park

This light-filled two-bedroom, one-bathroom is part of a remodeled 1907 Craftsman that has been divided into four units, and is available as a tenancy in common. Near Echo Park Lake, the 1,300-square-foot unit offers Downtown views and a wealth of pretty details, including cove ceilings, original moldings and cabinets, and oak floors. Other features include a sun room, in-unit laundry, and HVAC. It’s asking $699,000, with HOA dues $225.

Photos by  Nate Williams, courtesy of Tara  Hotchkis, Tara Hotchkis, and Dominic Labriola
Beverly Hills

Here’s a chance to own some property with architectural pedigree. The Pointe at Beverly Hills was designed in 1962 by pioneering modernist Ray Kappe. The centrally-located, 19-unit complex was restored in the last decade, and the unit that’s available is a sleek one-bedroom, one-bathroom that measures 908 square feet. It boasts in-unit laundry, a kitchen with Bertazzoni appliances, and a balcony with sliding panoramic doors. It’s listed at $680,000—with monthly HOA dues that will set you back $691.

Photos by Shawn Wes Conro, courtesy of Janice Hou and Scott Price/Compass
Santa Monica

Here’s another TIC, this one in a pink 1940s fourplex. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit measures 945 square feet and features wood floors, period tile in the kitchen and bathroom, and a bay window. It comes with shared laundry and outdoor space, parking for one car in a shared garage, and two guest parking spaces. Near Santa Monica College, it’s an easy bike ride to the beach, downtown Santa Monica, and Ocean Park. The price tag is $699,000, with monthly HOA fees of $179.

Photos by Charmaine David, courtesy of Tracy Do
Angelino Heights

Located in a historic district known for its Victorian homes, many of them built in the late 19th century, this unadorned contemporary is only five years old. Open and bright, the residence measures 1,008 square feet and holds one bathroom and two bedrooms, all on the second floor. Hardwood floors run throughout, and, on the first level, multiple sliding doors provide access to a wraparound patio and a yard peppered with drought tolerant plants and mature trees. Walking distance to Guisados and Dodger Stadium, the 2,615-square-foot property is listed at $699,000.


Which home would you buy?

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  • 37%
    Mt. Washington
    (473 votes)
  • 9%
    Echo Park
    (123 votes)
  • 6%
    Beverly Hills
    (79 votes)
  • 14%
    Santa Monica
    (181 votes)
  • 32%
    Angelino Heights
    (407 votes)
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