What $1,000,000 Gets You in LA Right Now

By Hayley Smith

Each month, I’ll be curating a collection of my favorite listings that are currently on the market for under $1M. There are still great deals if you know where to look, and the right agent can help you secure them. Check out my selection below, and contact me today to see these or any other listings in the Los Angeles area.

Mount Washington Modern

Mount Washington Modern

Mt. Washington is known for some of the best views in Los Angeles, and this listing doesn’t disappoint. Walls of glass in the grand living room reveal jaw-dropping views, while white oak floors and crisp white walls create a light and airy vibe. Across the courtyard, a detached studio with vaulted wood ceilings and towering windows are the perfect artist’s escape. A flat side yard off the living room is home to a thriving garden bed and plenty of grass to entertain friends and family while soaking up the views. The entire property is a lush oasis of plants and a plethora of fruit trees including: avocado, persimmon, fig, lemon, orange, tangerine and grapefruit. 1 BD / 1 BA + STUDIO / 1,168 SQ FT / $825,000.

Listing courtesy of Pacific Union International. Images via MLS.


Mid Century Modern in Glassell Park

This striking Mid-Century Modern in Glassell Park was designed and constructed by Positive Space. The home has a wide open floor plan with high ceilings, a concrete fireplace, and large windows facing southwest with views of the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Hills. The master bedroom has a full size bathroom and sliding glass doors that lead to the backyard soaking tub. There is also a 2 car garage with approximately 250 square feet of extra workspace that could be used as an office. 2 BD / 2 BA / 1,088 SQ FT / $799,000.

Listing courtesy of Nourman & Associates. Images via MLS.


Mid Century in the Hollywood Hills
Mid Century in the Hollywood Hills

This Mid-Century original with walls of glass is located on a private cul-de-sac. Classic features include open wood-beam ceilings throughout, hardwood floors, and a fireplace. This inviting home also has an upgraded kitchen, ample closets and storage spaces, a 2-car carport and street-to-street lot…But the icing on the cake are its expansive canyon views, gated, private entry, and Zen-inspired gardens. A truly unique property. 2 BD / 1 BA / 1,023 SQ FT / $985,000.

Listing courtesy of Engel & Volkers. Images via MLS.


Highland Park Bungalow

Besides an abundance of charm, this sweet little 1921 bungalow home is also zoned R2, making it ripe for limitless possibilities. Original details include built-in bookshelves, hardwood floors, wood windows and fireplace. The living room designed with large windows take full advantage of the garden views, while the large vintage kitchen with breakfast nook anchors the home and is conveniently located in the center. Outside, you’ll be welcomed by an expansive backyard with a sizable detached studio – ideal for a home office or studio. Plus, a large detached garage provides ample storage. Located mere minutes to all the action on York Blvd., this home is the Highland Park dream. 3 BD / 1 BA / 904 SQ FT / $749,000.

Listing courtesy of Pacific Union International. Images via MLS.



At the foot of Rainbow Canyon, this Mount Washington home is filled with transforming light and original details. The show-stopping designer kitchen features custom walnut cabinetry, hand-poured concrete counter tops, center island and cozy built-in mini-banquette, all of which opens onto a 3-tier entertainer’s backyard with built-in planters, Spanish-tiled outdoor buffet & the surprise of a canyon splash pool. The bonus Bungalow with storybook windows offers the ultimate creative work space. And the best part is that the house boasts a new AC and Nest thermostat, as well as a newer roof and solar panels. 3 BD / 2 BA + Bonus Bungalow/ 1,303 SQ FT / $949,000.

Listing courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty. Images via MLS.


Highland Park Paradise

This Deco-style Mid-Century gem is situated on over 12,000 square feet (!!!) of land transformed into a drought-tolerant paradise by a certified Master Gardener. Take your morning coffee up to the “zen den” and watch the sun rise over the mountains, or stay inside and bask in the radiant natural light that streams through the bay windows. The home rests on a quiet cul-de-sac and boasts original hardwood floors, updated electrical, multiple decks perfect for outdoor entertaining, and an 8-zone irrigation system that makes garden maintenance both easy and eco-friendly.  2 BD / 1 BA / 871 SQ FT / $749,000.

Listings courtesy of Pacific Union International. Images via MLS.

Charming Craftsman in Los Feliz 

Charming Craftsman in Los Feliz

Welcome to your charming 1912 Craftsman, set in the timeless neighborhood of Los Feliz. This house exudes character and is full of original details like beautifully restored hardwood floors, crown moldings, built-in shelves, beamed ceilings, and an abundance of sunlight. To top off the generous front porch, the house also boasts a great backyard with a hot tub, perfect for a late-night soak. 2 BD / 1 BA / 1,160 SQ FT / $935,000.

Listing courtesy of Diggs. Images via MLS.

Whatever your budget, Canyonhaus is here to help. Contact me today to get started on your search! -Hayley

Hayley Smith, Canyonhaus Buyer Specialist