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.
This charming suburban-style home was built in 1954 and appears to be in fairly original condition, with hardwood floors throughout and vintage tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. The 1,458-square-foot residence has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a spacious living room that boasts vaulted ceilings and a brick fireplace. Sitting on a 7,966-square-foot lot, it has a large backyard and a two-car garage. Asking price is $639,950.
This 1960s building is more than a kitschy modernist complex with a Polynesian theme—it’s a historic landmark. The midcentury building is complete with lushly landscaped gardens and a cool mosaic tile mural in the lobby. This unit offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms spread across 1,064 square feet of living space. French doors in the living room lead out to a tile-floored balcony, and the building is framed around a communal courtyard. Asking price is $649,000, with HOA dues of $389 per month.
If space isn’t a priority, you could certainly do worse than this one-bedroom unit in Santa Monica’s Mid-City neighborhood. The 718-square-foot condo is part of a 1940s building and has wood floors, tiled kitchen countertops, and original cabinetry. The building has a nice front garden and a bit of shared yard space. Asking price is $639,000, with HOA dues of $182 per month.
If you’re of the mind that a Southern California home isn’t complete without a swimming pool, try this renovated ranch house in the western San Fernando Valley. The 1,542-square-foot residence has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with open living spaces that lead out to the pool deck. It sits on a 5,445-square-foot lot with a grassy front lawn and an attached two-car garage. Asking price is $645,000.
This little bungalow dates to 1902, but it has been updated fairly recently and is now equipped with a contemporary kitchen and new wood flooring. The house sits behind a small white fence and has a small front porch with a bit of sitting space. Inside, there’s 900 square feet of living space, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It sits on a compact 3,146-square-foot lot, with a detached garage. Asking price is $635,000.
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