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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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