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, from Downtown to the Westside to the Valley, all priced below $790,000. Vote for your favorite at the bottom.
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is just minutes away from the Getty Center. The bright and modern 1,180 square foot residence has wooden floors and a fully remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances. Its private and gated building has a pool, spa, sauna and a fitness center. It’s listed for $769,000, with HOA dues of $565 per month.
This hillside property offers two residences on one lot. The main dwelling is a 1920s bungalow with two bedrooms and one bath. But there’s also granny flat with one bedroom, one bathroom, and a separate entrance—perfect for renting out, housing a relative, or using as guest quarters. The lot size is 5,627 square feet and includes a large porch with areas for seating. The price tag? $788,800.
Built in 1951, this shingled two-story home in the San Fernando Valley is flooded with natural light throughout its 2,160 square feet. It holds four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, including a master suite with a balcony that overlooks the backyard. The home was built in 1951, but the kitchen has been updated with granite countertops. Walking distance to the lovely Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park and LA River, it’s asking $749,000.
Surrounded by plants, this cozy Highland Park cottage would be perfect for an enthusiastic gardener. In its 1,0004 square feet, it contains two-bedrooms and one bathroom. The property measures 4,417 square feet and features a backyard with two separate seating areas–one with a roofing and the other surrounded by trees and plants–perfect for entertaining, indoors and out. Located near hiking trails, restaurants, cafes, and the Arroyo Dog Park, it’s listed for $725,00.
Located near the action-packed Staples Center, this luxurious two-bedroom, two-bathroom Skyline Condominium is outfitted with a refurnished kitchen with granite countertops and rich wood cabinets. Its balcony faces the building’s courtyard, where trees offer shade. There’s also a laundry unit inside the 1,193-square-foot unit. The complex offers amenities, including a pool, spas, barbecue and picnic area, gym, and parking. The condo is listed for $738,000, with sky-high monthly HOA dues of $803.
Which residence would you buy?
Mt. Washington(158 votes)
Lake Balboa(133 votes)
Highland Park(158 votes)