The Difference Between Condominiums and Townhomes

A buyer of a condominium owns his or her individual unit, plus a percentage of the surrounding property, including land and any amenities on the property. (The word “condominium” is Latin, meaning “common ownership” or “common control.”) Residents are members of a homeowners’ association and pay a monthly fee to the association in exchange for maintenance of the common property. Each condominium complex has a master deed which outlines the percentage of ownership each unit in the development has invested in the entire complex. That percentage determines residents’ monthly dues to the association. Condominiums come in a wide variety of architectural styles, from two- and three-story buildings arranged apartment-complex style with carports to luxurious high-rise properties with sweeping views of the surrounding city or natural landscape.

A buyer of a townhome purchases his or her individual unit, as well as the ground underneath that unit. Each townhome has its own roof, in contrast to condominiums. Townhome residents also typically belong to a homeowners’ association and pay monthly fees in exchange for the general maintenance of common outdoor areas. Townhomes occasionally come with such single-family home amenities as garages and backyards (albeit small backyards), for which owners generally are responsible for maintaining.

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9255 Doheny Rd West Hollywood, CA 90069

$38,000,000
6 Beds
7 Baths
7,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19420638
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Encompassing the entire top floor of the world-renowned Sierra Towers, this unprecedented 7,000-square-foot double penthouse is a rare and coveted blank canvas awaiting a discerning buyer's unbridled vision. The sprawling, raw space showcases soaring 15-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass that capture jaw-dropping, 360-degree jetliner views that stretch across the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles and Downtown L.A. to the ocean. Approximately 4,000 square feet of sweeping terraces encircle the residence, flowing seamlessly off sliding walls of glass to offer an incredible indoor-outdoor living experience totaling 11,000 square feet in an extraordinary sky-high setting. Complete with separate service quarters, high-end security and world-class amenities, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring the most ambitious of dreams to life in one of the city's most iconic celebrity residences, just moments from Sunset Boulevard, Rodeo Drive and the heart of Hollywood.

9255 Doheny Rd West Hollywood, CA 90069

$20,750,000
3 Beds
4 Baths
3,516 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19420594
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Soaring above Los Angeles on the top floor of the world-renowned Sierra Towers, this magnificent 3,516-square-foot penthouse is a rare, blank canvas awaiting a discerning buyer's unbridled vision. The sprawling, raw space showcases soaring 15-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass that capture jaw-dropping, jetliner views that stretch across the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles and Downtown L.A. to the ocean. Sweeping terraces encompass the residence, flowing seamlessly off sliding walls of glass to offer an incredible indoor-outdoor living experience in an extraordinary sky-high setting. Complete with separate service quarters, high-end security and world-class amenities, this is a remarkable opportunity to bring the most ambitious of dreams to life, just moments from Sunset Boulevard, Rodeo Drive and the heart of Hollywood.

9255 Doheny Rd West Hollywood, CA 90069

$19,250,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
3,081 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19420614
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Soaring above Los Angeles on the top floor of the world-renowned Sierra Towers, this magnificent 3,081-square-foot penthouse is a rare, blank canvas awaiting a discerning buyer's unbridled vision. The sprawling, raw space showcases soaring 15-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass that capture jaw-dropping, jetliner views that stretch across the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles and Downtown L.A. to the ocean. Sweeping terraces encompass the residence, flowing seamlessly off sliding walls of glass to offer an incredible indoor-outdoor living experience in an extraordinary sky-high setting. Complete with separate service quarters, high-end security and world-class amenities, this is a remarkable opportunity to bring the most ambitious of dreams to life, just moments from Sunset Boulevard, Rodeo Drive and the heart of Hollywood.

1 W Century Dr Los Angeles, CA 90067

$15,975,000
3 Beds
4.5 Baths
6,180 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 18341956
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
The very last unit available for sale by the developer. The Century, a 42-story masterpiece, developed by Related Companies and designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, presides above four private acres of lush gardens with outdoor dining rooms, fountains, walking paths, 75 ft. lap pool, cabanas, Equinox design gym, Pilates studio, spa, yoga studio, screening room, dining room, bar lounges, wine cellar, conference room and children's playroom. To further add to estate living there is a 24 hour guard gate, valet, doorman and concierge. This unit encompasses a half floor with private elevator lobby, downtown views and ocean views, master bedroom with two baths and terrace, two bedrooms with en-suite baths, great room with two terraces, library, and eat-in kitchen with terrace. Also the on-site restaurant, Hinoki & The Bird, offers in-home dining and catering for private parties in the Century gardens.

1 Century Dr Los Angeles, CA 90067

$13,750,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
8,100 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19445138
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
One of a kind combined side by side A and B unit with six bedrooms, eight baths. This elegant and sophisticated unit is located in the very desirable and prestigious highrise building in Century City. Full floor unit is graciously situated on the 6th floor, approx 8,000 sqft of living space. The family room is flooded with natural light, gourmet kitchen with walls of glass opening to a wonderful breakfast area. The large scale formal seating area and dining are perfect for entertaining. All bedrooms are en suite. One of the master suites has a balcony, great sunlight, walking closet, gorgeous bath with dual sinks. This unit exudes class and elegance with a home feeling in a highrise.

1200 Club View Dr Los Angeles, CA 90024

$12,151,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
4,158 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19479336
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Beverly West is an ultra-luxe, 22-story boutique high-rise overlooking the Los Angeles Country Club with 35 breathtaking, light-filled residencies. 360~ Views stretch east from Beverly Hills to Hollywood and Downtown, south to Century City and west to the Pacific. Beverly West is the ultimate in Southern California luxury living with amenities ranging from a 24-hour doorman and concierge service, security team and valet, to a saltwater pool and Pilates studio. Five unique design schemes have been expertly tailored to the Beverly West's residences, showcasing the home collections of David Sutherland, Christian Liaigre, Ralph Lauren's City Modern, Armani/Casa, and James Perse's Malibu Collection--all expressing a casual approach to elegance that is distinctly Californian.

1200 Club View Dr Los Angeles, CA 90024

$11,573,000
3 Beds
4 Baths
4,158 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19468330
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Beverly West is an ultra-luxe, 22-story boutique high-rise overlooking the Los Angeles Country Club with 35 breathtaking, light-filled residencies. 360~ Views stretch east from Beverly Hills to Hollywood and Downtown, south to Century City and west to the Pacific. Beverly West is the ultimate in Southern California luxury living with amenities ranging from a 24-hour doorman and concierge service, security team and valet, to a saltwater pool and Pilates studio. Five unique design schemes have been expertly tailored to the Beverly West's residences, showcasing the home collections of David Sutherland, Christian Liaigre, Ralph Lauren's City Modern, Armani/Casa, and James Perse's Malibu Collection--all expressing a casual approach to elegance that is distinctly Californian.

1 W Century Dr Los Angeles, CA 90067

$10,900,000
4 Beds
5.5 Baths
6,020 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19447590
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Located in L.A.'s most exclusive full-service tower, The Century, this magnificent, 6,020 SF townhome (one of only two built) showcases three levels of exquisite living space with Crestron Smart Home system, automated shades, drapery and interiors custom-designed by Todd Avery Lenahan (of The Wynn Hotel and Four Seasons). Never step foot in an elevator. French doors open to a bright living room lined with sliding walls of glass to a wraparound terrace with a fireplace and dining area. A chef's kitchen with den connects to the terrace. The lower level holds a media room, while 4 ensuite bedrooms include an exceptional master with dual baths and walk-in closets. Set on 4 lush acres, amenities include 24-hour valet, concierge and personal assistants, a 75-foot swimming pool with cabanas, fitness center, restaurant, spa, yoga studio and screening room. Enjoy the luxury of a 5-star hotel, just a short stroll from the shops and restaurants of Beverly Hills and Westfield Century City.

211 Elm Los Angeles, CA 90067

$10,700,000
3 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,954 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19490538
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
The two 44-story glass towers, designed by Pei Cobb Freed, provide unparalleled panoramic views with 10 feet ceilings and floor to ceiling glass. Entrance to the tower is through a 24-hour Gate to the valet. The exclusive 24- hour services and amenities include a pool, fitness center, spa, screening room, library, game room, personal wine storage, dining rooms, and 24-hour concierge service. Residence 34A is a premium three bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom residence complete with a formal entry foyer that leads directly into the expansive 31' great room featuring a gas fireplace and access to the 20' terrace, offering breathtaking views from every angle. The 37' master bedroom features his and her walk-in closets and two en-suite master bathrooms, and private terrace. On the opposite end of the residences is the second and third bedrooms, complete with en-suite bathrooms. Combining the ultimate in privacy and distinction, this residence features a private elevator lobby.

1 W Century Dr Los Angeles, CA 90067

$10,500,000
3 Beds
4.5 Baths
6,750 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19460918
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
The Century, a 42-story masterpiece, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, presides above four private acres of lush gardens with outdoor dining rooms, fountains, walking paths, 75 ft. lap pool, cabanas, Equinox design gym, Pilates studio, spa, yoga studio, screening room, dining room, bar lounges, wine cellar, conference room and children's playroom. To further add to estate living there is a 24 hour guard gate, valet, doorman and concierge. This Crespo designed three bedroom, three and one half bath three level townhouse features an oversized great room with dining area, family room and enclosed eat-in kitchen with a private terrace. Massive terrace is coupled with a beautiful fireplace to entertain family and friends. The upper level includes the bedrooms and a luxurious master bedroom suite with terrace, featuring his and hers bathrooms and dressing areas and office. There is also a lower level that can be a home office or wine cellar.

1200 Club View Dr Los Angeles, CA 90024

$10,250,000
3 Beds
4 Baths
4,020 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19479970
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Welcome to Beverly West, LA's most ultra luxe discerning full-service high-rise. This elegant building offers 22 stories of luxury. This unit has been fully upgraded with impeccable materials and vision, showcasing marble flooring, custom cabinetry, fully-equipped chefs kitchen with Miele appliances, and designer touches throughout to make this upscale home a one of a kind masterpiece. Views span from the Los Angeles Country Club, to the Pacific, capturing stunning views of Downtown and Century City. Enjoy the luxury and convenience of impeccable service and amenities ranging from 24 hour security/doorman and concierge service, valet parking and porter services, a saltwater pool and Pilates studio. Additional unit available on the 4th floor.

425 N Maple Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$9,995,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
5,385 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19424610
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Magnificent Penthouse in Beverly Hills' most prestigious full-service building, Le Faubourg. This regal penthouse offers a fabulous open floor plan and walls of French doors throughout overlooking spectacular city views. Known for its high level of privacy and security, Le Faubourg has been home to many high-profile residents and amenities include concierge, 24-hour security, valet, gym, and a private pool/spa. The unit includes a grand foyer w/ a dramatic pyramid-shaped skylight. Majestic corridors lead to the formal living rm w/ fireplace and bar, elegant formal dining rm, library, and spacious kitchen w/ breakfast rm. The spacious master suite is its own private retreat w/ sitting rm, dressing rm, and opulent marble bath. 5 add'l bdrms. A spiral staircase leads to the rooftop w/ space to create a private oasis overlooking shimmering city vistas. A truly exceptional penthouse offering the ultimate in luxury and elegance in this most coveted Beverly Hills location.