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Here’s what $1.79M buys in Los Angeles

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Options include a historic West Adams mansion and a stylish Mediterranean in Los Feliz

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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. We’ve found five homes and condos within about $10,000 of today’s price: $1.79 million.

Los Feliz
Photos by Virtually Here Studios, courtesy of Deasy Penner Podley

Musicians Lourdes Hernández and Zach Leigh, the couple behind event venue The Ruby Street in Highland Park, are looking to sell a 1920s Mediterranean-style “cottage” that they’ve overhauled over the past two years. Featured in Domino and the Spanish edition of Architectural Digest, the home now sports oak floors in a herringbone pattern, Smeg appliances, recessed lighting and skylights, two colorful bathrooms, and an open concept, while retaining an abundance of original arched windows. On the 7,198-square-foot lot, the duo also added a saltwater pool and fire pit in the front yard, and converted a lower level with a three-quarter bath into guest quarters. The asking price is $1.885 million.

Beverly Hills Post Office
Living room with a wall of built-in wooden shelving, illuminated by track lighting and a skylight
A bedroom with wood floors, a made bed, and a wooden bench—all reflected in a wall-sized mirror at the far end of the room Photos by Virtually Here Studios, courtesy Boni Bryant, Joe Reichling/Compass
A patio with stone tiles and neatly landscaped gardens, framed by hedges and rows of bamboo

In a more bucolic setting in Benedict Canyon, this updated midcentury modern built in 1958 offers some enviable connections to a verdant backyard, which has a hot tub, covered patio, and hillside views. Inside, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has a wood-burning fireplace, original wood paneling, and a kitchen equipped with Viking appliances and a large center island. The home sits on a one-third acre lot and the listing price was recently reduced to $1.795 million.

West Adams
Via Melissa Barlow/RE/MAX Estate Properties

Used over the past few years as a filming location, the Wesley W. Beckett Mansion is awaiting a buyer who will hopefully return it to its 1910 glory. A registered local landmark, the neoclassical mansion boasts six bedrooms and fourth bathrooms and clocks in at 5,415 square feet across two levels (there’s also an attic and basement). Features include a cornucopia of ornate woodwork, barreled and tray ceilings, a grand wood staircase, built-ins, a tiled fireplace, leaded windows, arched entryways, and bay windows. The half-acre property is listed at $1.799 million.

Photos by Jeff Elson, courtesy of Jim Ostridge/Douglas Elliman Real Estate

On the Westside, across the way from Westfield Century City, this three-bedroom, two-bath looks to be well-maintained and in mostly original condition. Period details include arched entryways with plaster surrounds, wood beams, French windows, and period bathroom tile. Other features include an impressive foyer with a magnesite staircase and wrought iron railings, a sunroom, and a formal dining room. Coming in at 2,304 square feet on a 6,335- square-foot lot, it’s listed at $1.799 million.

The back view of the two-story house and a patio and grassy yard. An exterior stair case leads to the upper level, which is supported on the other side by wood beams. The windows are framed in wood stained a dark brown.
A dramatic living room with swooping archways. rounded ceiling, rounded fireplace, and textured, plaster walls. The room is elegantly furnished with wrought iron sconces, velvet chairs, and curvaceous wood furniture.
Groin vaults and stairs lined in concrete tiles stained reddish brown lead into a formal dining room with wood floors. Wrought iron light pendants hang from the ceilings. Photos by Cameron Carothers, courtesy of Crosby Doe
A contemporary kitchen with period cabinets painted teal and marble countertops in white and gray.

Here’s a chance to own a home designed by architect Lloyd Wright. Known as the Calori House, the eclectic and elegant residence features groin vaults, wrought iron light fixtures and railings, a magnesite staircase, two fireplaces, and a remodeled kitchen with marble countertops and stainless steel appliances. Coming in at 2,190 square feet, it holds two bedrooms and three baths, with nearly every room opening to the outdoors. The one-quarter-acre property is asking $1.695 million.


Which home would you buy?

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  • 32%
    Los Feliz
    (582 votes)
  • 18%
    Beverly Hills Post Office
    (320 votes)
  • 11%
    West Adams
    (207 votes)
  • 10%
    (191 votes)
  • 26%
    (467 votes)
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