Cali Comparables: What $1 Million Buys You in Los Angeles County Right Now

You set a certain budget for your house hunt—and you can’t go a penny over it. But what if you want to expand your search a wee bit beyond a specific neighborhood? We decided to play the comparison game by exploring what you can buy for a certain dollar value in various California neighborhoods in a new series we’re calling “Cali Comparables.” We’re going across the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.

Last time we explored San Diego County. Now we’re headed about two hours north, where they have been setting wild new records for home sales and prices this year, and are zeroing in on Los Angeles County. We have set the asking price at $1 million and slightly over/under. Let’s take a look:


Designed by renowned architects Pugh-Scarpa A.I.A, this 4-story rear corner loft has polished Terrazo concrete floors, 18-20’ ceilings throughout, 4 outdoor spaces, and gourmet kitchen with Caesarstone counters & large island. The private rooftop lounge has amazing views of the Hollywood Hills.

123 N Kings Road #12, Los Angeles, CA 90048 | $975,000


Boasting mid-century architectural attributes, this premium Silver Lake home is designed to express minimalist beauty. The rear grounds include a large patio area, perfect for large gatherings and BBQs. A stairway leads to an observation deck, bar, and garden, where you can enjoy the afternoon admiring the view.

1880 Lucile Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026| $999,000


This contemporary 3-level masterpiece is newly remodeled with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a 4-car garage. A luxurious space, the home features dark oak hardwood throughout, chef’s kitchen with a large island, and a professionally designed and landscaped outdoor space.

1522 N Mercury Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90042 | 999,000


Lead the classic Hollywood lifestyle in this chic and stunning mid-century remodel. In the heart of Whitley heights, this sleek space features floor-to-ceiling glass sliders that open to lush surroundings and serene views. The open-floor plan has 3 spacious bedroom, 3 lavish baths, and a contemporary kitchen with stylish appointments.

2031 Whitley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068 | $1,170,000


Located in the much sought after Pacific Highlands, this beautifully appointed 2-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhome is designed for the professional vacationer. Extraordinary features include an electric projection screen, remodeled kitchen, spacious master with fireplace & balcony, access to a swimming pool, spa, sauna, gym, and close proximity to hiking trails and the beach.

1592 Michael Lane, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 | $1,200,000

Click here for other homes currently for sale in Los Angeles County in the $1 million range.