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Here’s what $660K buys around LA

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Options include a compact home in Mt. Washington and a 1950s house with citrus trees in the Valley

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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: $660,000.

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Photos by Charmaine David, courtesy of Tracy Do

Mt. Washington

This 1920s cottage is tucked behind river rock terraces above the Southwest Museum. It’s petite at just 660 square feet, but it’s a charmer, with stained glass windows, a little spiraling steel staircase, and built-ins. It holds one bedroom and one bathroom, plus a downstairs bonus space that could be used as an office, studio, or guest room. Sited on a hilly, 3,483-square-foot lot, the residence has a covered front porch and a backyard with a redwood deck surrounded by mature trees. Located less than a half-mile from the Gold Line, the property is listed at $670,000.

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West Hollywood

In a desirable location off Sunset Boulevard, near Book Soup and the Viper Room, this condo has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a balcony, and in-unit laundry. In its 889 square feet, features include recessed lighting, plantation shutters, and a built-in wet bar. Part of a six-unit building completed in1985, the unit comes with two parking spaces. It’s listed $669,000, plus monthly HOA fees of $350 per month.

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In the South Bay, this 1952-built cutie could use a polish but has some great bones, including what appears to be the original kitchen and hardwood floors. In 1,486 square feet, residence holds three bedrooms and two and one-quarter bathrooms, including a master suite with walk-in closets. It sits on a fairly generous 5,917-square-foot lot with a detached garage and a grass yard. The price tag is $660,000.

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Here’s another classic Southern California suburban home, this one in the foothills of Angeles National Forest. Similar in style and size as the aforementioned Lomita residence, this Valley house sits on a larger, 7,393-square-foot lot, with orange, tangerine, and lemon trees and views of the mountains. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom dwelling, which measures 1,404 square feet, could also use some TLC. It’s listed at $649,000.

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Historic Core

Far from the suburban life, this condo is located in the heart of Downtown LA, right alongside Spring Street Park, in the elegant El Dorado Lofts. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit comes in at 780 square feet and features tall ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, exposed beams, in-unit laundry, a linen closet, and one of the building’s original bank doors. Within easy reach of Metro and a plethora of bars and restaurants, including those in the pretty Spring Street Arcade, the unit is listed at $655,000, plus monthly HOA dues of $721. Per the listing, the building is covered by the Mills Act.


Which home would you buy?

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  • 46%
    Mt. Washington
    (506 votes)
  • 19%
    West Hollywood
    (211 votes)
  • 10%
    (110 votes)
  • 15%
    (167 votes)
  • 8%
    Historic Core
    (93 votes)
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