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Here’s what $790K buys around Los Angeles

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Options include a Spanish-style home in Pasadena and a brand-new residence in Echo Park

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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: $790,000.

Courtesy of Ann Rey/Town Square Real Estate

This Spanish-style charmer holds a wealth of 1920s details alongside some tasteful updates. Period features includes a fireplace with Batchelder tile, arched entryways, and built-ins. Newer features include a remodeled kitchen with cork floors, apron sink, and “Mission Tile” backsplash, plus a bathroom with a cast iron tub. The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home measures 1,300 square feet and sits on a 10,454 square-foot lot with a grassy yard, covered patio, and detached garage. It’s asking $789,000.

Via Sonya Chun/Hampar Properties and Sangyon Chun/Rodeo Realty
Echo Park

Tucked into the hills near Elysian Park, this cute little bungalow sits above the Avalon stairs and is surrounded by mature landscaping with fruit trees and native plants. It comes in at about 600 square feet and holds two bedrooms and one bathroom. The 1920s home sits on a compact 2,575-square-foot lot, but that’s enough room for a covered patio and outdoor furniture for dining al fresco. The listing price? $799,000.

Courtesy of Joanna Suhl/Compass
Highland Park

This sunny three-bedroom, two-bath home was built 110 years ago, but appears to be in excellent shape. Some original elements remain, including exposed beams and hardwood floors, but the most exciting feature might be the mother-in-law suite, which has a separate entrance. The 5,000-square-foot property is steps from bakeries, cafes, and restaurants on York Boulevard. It’s listed for $795,000.

Courtesy of Courtney and Kurt Real Estate Team/Compass
Echo Park

This two-bedroom, two and a half-bath residence is part of a brand new development right off Glendale Boulevard. Bright, sleek, and minimalist, the 1,599-square-foot dwelling features polished concrete and wood floors and an open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen, which boasts quartz counters and an island. There’s no yard, but there is a rooftop deck from which to enjoy a sunset, “with views spanning from DTLA to the hills of Silver Lake.” The price tag is $799,000 with monthly HOA dues of $125.

Courtesy of PLG Estates
Mt. Washington

On the border of Cypress Park, this teal bungalow is perched on a steep street and offers peekaboo views of Chavez Ravine and the Downtown skyline from a tiered backyard. Measuring 1,104 square feet, the modernized dwelling holds two bathrooms and one and three quarter baths on a 6,203-square-foot lot. Updates include central HVAC, an on-trend kitchen with blue cabinets and subway tile. It’s listed for $795,000.


Which house would you buy?

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  • 33%
    (430 votes)
  • 7%
    Echo Park
    (92 votes)
  • 27%
    Highland Park
    (358 votes)
  • 14%
    Echo Park
    (191 votes)
  • 17%
    Mt. Washington
    (231 votes)
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