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Here’s what $900K buys around LA

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See what that price buys across Los Angeles, from Burbank to Santa Monica

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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 $10,000 of today’s price: $900,000.

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Exterior of a California bungalow with wood siding panted a sage green. The dwelling is enclosed by a white picket fence and is fronted by leafy trees.
Living room with wood floors, lots of natural light, cream sofa, red and white striped rug, and a navy blue front door.
Contemporary kitchen with gray shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances, apron sink, and whit subway-tiled backsplash. The kitchen opens to the living room. By Jo David, courtesy of Joanna Suhl/Compass
A spacious backyard with cement pavers, gray adirondack chairs, and a mature tree. The yard is wrapped in a wood fence; the roofs of neighboring homes are visible.
Atwater Village

Encircled in a white picket fence, this bungalow sits on a tree-lined street walking distance to the LA River, Griffith Park, and Los Feliz Boulevard. The dwelling measures just 866 square feet, packing in two bedrooms and one bath, but the lot spans 5,200 square feet and includes a roomy backyard. The bungalow was built in 1922, but it looks freshly remodeled. It’s listed for $895,000.

The exterior of a home on a tree-lined street with mountains in the background. The home is fronted by a grass yard, and its facade features two archways, turquoise trim, and a tiled roof.
A living room with exposed wood beams, a plaster fireplace with a wood mantel, wood floors, and blue velvet sofa and floral-patterned rug.
Bathroom with barrel ceiling, pink and turquoise tile, and a turquoise tub, toilet, and pedestal sink. Via Shawn Halahmy, BrokerInTrust Real Estate
Backyard with grass, gravel, fire pit, and covered seating area.

This Spanish-style was built in 1933 and is brimming with period charm and character. The living room is spectacular, with exposed wood beams, a plaster and tile fireplace, built-in wall nooks, and scalloped entryways. Coming in at 1,631 square feet, the house holds three bathrooms and one and a half baths. The full bath sports pink and turquoise tile and a barrel ceiling. The property spans 6,667 square feet and holds a detached garage and roomy backyard. It’s asking $899,000.

A sun filled kitchen in an open-floor plan living area. The kitchen is all white with sparse cabinets, open shelves, and bar seating. It opens to a small dining area.
The kitchen opens to a small living room with a white fireplace with a gas insert, wood floors, white walls, and a jute rug and sleek gray sofa.
Contemporary bathroom with gray marble countertops, sleek wood cabinet, and wood framed doorway.  By Steven Magner, courtesy of Angela von Detten/Compass
The living room opens to a private patio with a wood bench and gray and pink rug.
Santa Monica

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a single-family home in Santa Monica for under $1 million, but there are plenty of multi-family options, including this two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit in a 1970s five-plex off Lincoln and Pico. The 864-square-foot unit contains a remodeled kitchen, updated bathrooms, and a private balcony. The asking price is $899,000, with HOA dues of $214 per month.

The exterior of Spanish-style home with a tile roof, arched front entryway, and navy blue shutters. The home is fronted by a big grass lawn.
A formal dining room with wood floors, a wall of French windows, and an arched entryway leading to the living room.
A bathroom with a bathtub alcove lined in pink tile. Via Mario Acosta/Berkshire Hathaway
A grassy backyard lined with mature trees.

Here’s another Spanish-style option, this one located in adorable Magnolia Park. The spacious house holds four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 1,617 square feet. Built in 1928, it still has most of its original hardwood floors. Other features include French windows, a fireplace, central A/C, and a smattering of breeze blocks at the front entrance. The 6,742-square-foot property includes a raised patio deck and a detached one car garage. It’s listed for $910,000.

A living room with a white plaster fireplace and wood mantle and wood beamed ceilings painted white. A gold mural in an Aztec pattern surrounds the fireplace. The room is furnished with gray and white striped puffy chairs.
A sunny dining room with clerestory windows and beamed ceilings, all painted white. The room is furnished with a wood table, wicker chairs, and a fiddle leaf fig in a basket.
An all-white kitchen with shaker cabinets an stainless steel appliances. Via Tracy Do/Compass
A wood deck surrounded by leafy trees.
Glassell Park

This midcentury home is bright and airy, thanks to its vaulted ceilings and hilltop setting. Fresh off a remodel, it sports an open floor plan, contemporary kitchen, fireplace, and bamboo floors. It measures a generous 1,805 square feet across two stories with a total of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The bottom floor has a bonus media room, a separate entrance, and a large wood deck with treetop views. The asking price? $899,000.


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  • 16%
    Atwater Village
    (200 votes)
  • 16%
    (201 votes)
  • 9%
    Santa Monica
    (120 votes)
  • 11%
    (144 votes)
  • 45%
    Glassell Park
    (561 votes)
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