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What $1.05M buys in Los Angeles right now

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Options include a loft-like condo in the Arts District and two Spanish charmers

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: $1.05 million.

Exterior of a Spanish-style home shrouded by trees. The home has three arched windows, a pitched roof with red tile, and sage green trim.
A living room with an inset fireplace framed in big brown tile, a picture window with scalloped wood molding, and a tray ceiling with wide molding.
A kitchen with white tile countertops, wood cabinets, and an eat-in nook with green cushions and wood table. Courtesy of Artin Ghassemian
 Backyard with a wood deck, grass lawn, mature tree, and green and white striped awning off the rear of the house.

Built in 1928, this Spanish-style in Sparr Heights holds two bedrooms and one and three quarter bathrooms in 1,551 square feet. In addition to formal living and dining rooms, there’s a large family room off the kitchen that, as the listing notes, could be converted into a third bedroom. Original features include Palladian windows, hardwood floors, a Batchelder fireplace, coved ceilings, vintage hardware, and wall sconces. On a 6,732-square-foot lot outfitted with a grass yard, small wood deck, and hot tub, the residence is listed at $1.05 million.

A white room with dark wood floors, a honeycomb fireplace, narrow vertical windows that fill the space with white. The room is furnished with a modern gray sofa and a white and black striped rug, and a wood and iron coffee table.
A small kitchen with green tile counters opens to a small dining area with a circular wood dining table with four chairs and a wall lined floor to ceiling with wood cabinets. A modern light fixture with four globes hangs above the table.
A living room with a white bed, white carpet, and white walls opens to a bathroom. By Christine Bullard, courtesy of Katrina Webb/Compass
The back of a tall and narrow pink stucco home nestled into a hillside. A small patio juts off the back.
Mt. Washington

Sun spills into this multi-level residence that was built into a hillside in 2002. Mostly contemporary in style, the home sports dark wood floors, 11-foot ceilings, and a kiva fireplace. The living area has a fairly open floor plan, and the setting provides verdant views from nearly every window. Coming in at 1,909 square feet, it contains three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The price tag is $1.049 million.

Via Jennifer Chan/Compass
Arts District

Once considered a less expensive alternative to places like Silver Lake, the Arts District is in high-demand among the fashionably well-heeled. The Barker Block is proof of that, though the price on this unit has been trimmed since it first came up for sale in June. Spanning 1,320 square feet, the condo has a loft-like feel with concrete floors, exposed beams and brick walls, and a steel staircase. In all, it contains two “open-style” bedrooms with vaulted ceilings. Walking distance to lots of popular bars and restaurants, the building has 24/7 security, and a new rooftop pool, spa, and gym are in the works. Unit No. 105 is asking $1.05 million.

By Ollie Paterson, courtesy of Lauren Luczyski/ Deasy Penner Podley
Echo Park

The selling points for this property: location and outdoor space. A few blocks north of Sunset Boulevard, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom was built in 2012 and has easy access to shops and eateries, Dodger Stadium, and Echo Park Lake. On a 7,405-square-foot, it’s equipped with an expansive front deck that boasts views of the Downtown skyline. Plus, there’s a sizable rear yard with space for a garden, expansion, or ADU. It’s listed at $1.049 million.

Via Pleasant Home Realty

Here’s another 1920s Spanish-style. This residence sits on a 4,517-square-foot lot and offers connections from the dining room and one of two bedrooms to the pretty backyard, where there are gardens and a fountain. Inside the 1,200-square-foot home, features include tile floors, arched entryways, and a “grand” living room with a fireplace and pitched, wood-beamed ceilings. Other spaces include a formal dining room, mudroom, and breakfast nook. The asking price is $1.05 million.


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    Mt. Washington
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    Arts District
    (110 votes)
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    Echo Park
    (389 votes)
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