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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9000 W 3rd Street Unit Penthouse Los Angeles, CA 90048

$75,000,000
-- Bed
-- Bath
12,700 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22181525
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Occupying the top two floors of the Four Seasons Private Residences LA, and overlooking all of Los Angeles and beyond, presides One LA; simply put, the finest penthouse in all of Los Angeles. Spanning nearly 13,000 square feet of indoor living space and a nearly 6,000 square foot roof deck, this ultimate Penthouse boasts staggering 360-degree views dramatically visible through the floor-to-ceiling glass which envelops all four sides of the Residence. This extraordinary expression of Southern California's singular architecture features two floors of customizable interiors with the number of bedrooms and bathrooms made to suit the owner's needs. The spectacular wraparound roof deck sports a private lap pool, two reflecting pools and still much more space for lounging, dining and entertaining. One LA additionally features private elevator access directly into the Penthouse; a private elevator between the Residence's two floors; and a private 6-car garage. Towering above its neighbors and set in a coveted central location adjacent to the iconic Four Seasons Hotel, the Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles is a limited collection of 59 residences set within a distinctive, newly-built 13-story building, the residences offer living spaces steeped in California Modern style with custom interiors by Martyn Lawrence Bullard and are crafted to maximize L.A.'s sought-after indoor-outdoor living. Residents of the Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles enjoy an unrivaled, service-rich lifestyle with five-star onsite services, including world-class concierge, in-residence dining and housekeeping, plus a private, saltwater pool with cabanas, a 19-seat IMAX Private Theatre Palais and lounge, a Harley Pasternak-designed Fitness Center, a residents' lounge, and more.

1200 Club View Drive Unit 22ph Los Angeles, CA 90024

$39,050,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
7,975 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22163667
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Built by world-renowned developer Emaar, Beverly West is a designer collection of 35 elegantly grand custom residences with panoramas overlooking one of the most urban greenbelts in Southern California. Penthouse #22 expands 8,000 square feet over an entire floor offering unobstructed panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills, Bel-Air and Los Angeles Country Club. Penthouse #22has been custom designed and curated to offer a one of a kind, unparalleled residence offering on the Wilshire corridor.

1 W Century Drive Unit 40ph Los Angeles, CA 90067

$27,995,000
4 Beds
8 Baths
9,290 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22210915
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
A luxuriously refined, yet warm and inviting retreat high above the city, with bespoke detailing and entertainment areas worthy of the most discerning buyer. Encompassing the entire 40th floor with private elevator entry, the architectural design incorporates a sense of overarching grandeur, with sweeping picture windows, terraces and viewpoints that highlight the endless vista. Beautifully contemporary, the interiors have been transformed and curated by noted interior designers into an incomparable palette of texture, color and space.Featuring four expansive bedrooms, a grand main living room with formal dining area and game room - flanked by floor-to-ceiling marble fireplaces on either side - and panoramic views from Downtown to the ocean from every corner. The primary suite defies description with premier views, a lounge area with fireplace, dual bathrooms, office area with built-ins and expansive walk-in closets. The unit also includes a plush screening room with floor-to-ceiling glass showcasing all of Century City and beyond, a large office, outdoor dining area with BBQ, hot tub terrace, as well as, 4 parking spaces and around the clock private security.The Century is a prestigious and gated community with 24-hour concierge, valet parking, an oversized pool with cabanas, top-of-line gym and fitness studio, movie theater, private wine storage and much more. The residence is a true modern masterpiece, perfectly balancing scale, volume and comfort while highlighting the property's arcs of natural light and 360-degree views.

1200 Club View Drive Unit Ph-1800 Los Angeles, CA 90024

$22,500,000
4 Beds
8 Baths
7,950 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22115193
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
In one of the most exclusive buildings on the Wilshire corridor sits Penthouse 18 at the Beverly West. Spanning an entire floor with approximately 8,000 square feet of living space, 360 jet-liner views of the Hollywood Hills, Bel-Air, the Los Angeles Country Club, and as far as Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. Views like this simply do-not get much better. This truly beautiful unit features a private state-of-the-art chef's kitchen, entertainment bar with a stunning TV-Wall comprising of 4x65 televisions totaling 130 of viewing pleasure. Imagine a dinner with friends and family looking out at a beautiful sunset over the Pacific Ocean, or hosting cocktails overlooking Bel-Air and one of the most exclusive Country Clubs in the country. All four bedrooms are stunning, the finishes are easily a work of art with only the best materials and designs coming together to give comfort and luxury. The master bedroom features a grand and lavish bathroom with the tub framed onto a beautiful view, jewel box steam shower, and powder. Attached to the master bedroom is your own private gym, or space customizable to anything desired. The boutique-style Beverly West offers exclusivity, privacy, security, and ultimate luxury.

8899 Beverly Boulevard Unit 6be West Hollywood, CA 90048

$17,500,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
5,280 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22182293
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
One-of-a-kind, custom four bedroom combo residence. Immediate closing: building is fully operational and staffed and move-in ready! 8899 Beverly is world-renowned architects Olson Kundig's Love Letter to Los Angeles. Residence 6BE is the only remaining four bedroom floor plan, other than the Penthouses, and has a massive primary suite with sitting room/office facing north with the most brush form views of the hills. The primary suite also opens entirely to the outdoors allowing you to enjoy the views from every room and from your terraces. The AD 100 architect's Leed Gold-certified masterpiece culminates in the finest new development to hit the Los Angeles skyline. The Tower Residences feature expansive views across the Los Angeles horizon and encompass LA's most iconic landmarks. The sliding walls of the extraordinary, Swiss-made, Vitrocsa glass system bring the outdoors into each residence. The finest, hand-selected, materials include travertine throughout the residences and common areas, Sub-Zero, Miele and Gaggenau appliances, Calacatta Gold marble, bronze residence entry surrounds and custom door handles of bronze and hand-stitched leather. Ceiling heights soar up to 11 feet, including the custom recessed and cove lighting. Building amenities include 24-hour lobby staff, concierge, fitness center outfitted by Techno Gym and private studio space. 8899 has an extreme focus on privacy and exclusivity for its residents. Experience over a quarter-acre of outdoor space, lushly landscaped alongside a resort-style pool, oversized spa, garden seating with fireplaces and custom outdoor kitchen and dining. Enjoy short walks to premier dining and shopping, including The Ivy, Craig's, Bristol Farms, Chanel and more. Experience the exclusivity and luxury of Olson Kundig in this ultra-prime, walkable, Los Angeles location. 8899 Beverly is a feat never to be accomplished again. Please note that not all photographs represent the listed residence.

9040 W Sunset Boulevard Unit 1201 West Hollywood, CA 90069

$16,950,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,678 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22186309
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Sited within West Hollywood's The Edition Hotel Residences, Unit #1201 showcases the renowned design of iconic British architect John Pawson and spectacular views from every room. With four ensuite bedrooms, five bathrooms and a spacious 4,678-SF floorplan, this prime residence is the second largest in the collection and offers the most scenic views. Inside, light pours in through walls of glass in the sophisticated living area. Connected is an elegant dining area and a sleek kitchen with and teak wood cabinetry. Indoor and outdoor living collide with an 834-SF deck that opens up to panoramic city and ocean views. The exceptional building amenities include a pool, spa, fitness center, restaurant, bar, office and concierge. Enjoy automated Lutron lighting, Alexa voice command a/v and access to three underground parking spaces as well as valet parking. Moments from the world-class restaurants, shopping and entertainment in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, savor a highly sought-after location.

1 W Century Drive Unit 36a CA 90067

$16,495,000 - 3Br/5Ba -  for Sale in
New
$16,495,000
3 Beds
5 Baths
6,080 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22221617
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Above it all. One of the finest Penthouses in Los Angeles. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern with interiors by renowned designer Joan Behnke. Gracing an entire half floor at The Century. Almost 360-degree panoramic views from the Hollywood Hills to the Pacific Ocean to Downtown. Over 6,000 sq.ft. of tailored elegance. Features include: apx. 1,850 sq.ft. living room opening onto two large entertaining terraces, gracious formal dining, custom gourmet kitchen, 2 ensuite guest rooms, and direct access private elevator. Sumptuous master suite with lacquered zebra wood library, dual bathrooms and large showroom walk-in closets. A double-sided glass wine cellar, soaring ceilings and explosive views from nearly every room complete this unrivaled penthouse. The Century includes world class amenities and is considered one of the finest residential high rises in Los Angeles. A rare offering shown only to prequalified clients.

10776 Wilshire Boulevard Unit Ph2302 Los Angeles, CA 90024

$14,000,000
3 Beds
4.5 Baths
5,283 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22215577
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Every once in while something special comes along that captures your senses with its impressive beauty. Presenting Wilshire Corridor's Finest Penthouse, The Pinnacle at the Carlyle. Rarely available, this half-floor, appx. 5300sqft corner location is a showcase of stunning contemporary design overlooking 270' unobstructed, wrap-around views through every room. Enjoy epic vistas of LA's sparkling city lights, ocean, coastline, and the verdant hillsides beyond. From the moment you enter the private elevator foyer, you'll love the home-like ambiance with its warm decor, dramatic scale and volume, and an expansive, one-level, 3BR, 4.50 BA + Den floorplan. Quiet and peaceful with SE, SW, NW and Northern exposures, the vast windows and terraces capture the splendor of the skyline beyond. Pristine, like-new condition, completely re-designed and exquisitely finished with the finest materials, spectacular10ft walnut doors, 12ft ceilings, large walls for art, Blackman Cruz bronze lighting fixtures, NANZ cabinet and door hardware, walnut HW floors, extensive Lutron lighting, and custom designed cabinetry. An exceptional Living Room with multiple seating areas, and stunning Dining Room seamlessly flow together in perfect unison for entertaining. Gracious halls link together an open flow to the layout. Serene and spacious, the 1st Primary bedroom suite enjoys sweeping views and includes 2 luxurious baths with 2 walk-in closets. Adjoining the main suite is a dedicated Den that's ideal for an office or gym. On their own wing are two additional private and extremely large suites with sensational views. The 2nd bedroom suite is equipped as a Media Room together with an in-home office and private bath. The 3rd bedroom suite is very spacious and includes a sitting area, office workspace and private bath. They say the heart of a home is the kitchen, and this one is a dream with its sweeping views, private veranda, banquette eating area, top-of-the line appliances, sequoia marble countertops and fabulous cabinetry. A superbly appointed powder room, large laundry room and ample storage throughout completes this outstanding home.3 parking spaces, storage room, wine lockers and all the security of 24HR valet, concierge, and resort like pool and party rooms, full gym, and meeting room are the hallmarks of the Carlyle lifestyle. Low HOA dues include building Earthquake insurance. Conveniently located close to all of the Westside's finest dining and shopping, Beverly Hills, UCLA, SoFi Stadium, Getty Museum, 405 fwy, LAX and the best of the LA nightlife. Shown to pre-qualified and pre-registered Buyers only.

9040 W Sunset Boulevard Unit 1203 West Hollywood, CA 90069

$13,950,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,880 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22138745
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Welcome to #1203 at The Edition. By far the coolest and hippest of the condos in a hotel. 1203 was chosen because it has the best view in the building. Facing South with enormous unobstructed views from downtown all the way West to the Pacific. Finished with the highest degree of quality, taste and sophistication. Wide planked white oak floors, high ceilings, beautiful custom cabinetry, and elegant and tasteful wallpapers enhance the customization. The kitchen was specifically designed to close off from the living room if desired. Includes separate dining area. Electronic sliding doors opening to 912 sq. ft of outdoor terraces that stretch the entire width of the unit. Lutron system controls lighting throughout. The third bedroom has been made into a den but easily converted to the 3rd bed and bath. Primary bedroom is oversized with sitting room, bath with steam shower and large walk in closet. In unit washer/dryer. Building amenities include luxe gym, ground floor restaurant and lobby bar, rooftop dining with insane views, common pool and separate owners only pool. Separate owners entrance and 24 hour concierge. This is the prime spot in the best building in the best location. Tenant occupied presently and showings will be only on M/W/F between 9-11 am and 3-5 pm with 48 hour notice to pre-qualified potential buyers.

8420 Sunset Boulevard Unit 705 West Hollywood, CA 90069

$13,500,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,287 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22218749
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
A contemporary expression of luxury, Terrace Estate 705 is one of only 40 homes at Pendry Residences West Hollywood, located on the iconic Sunset Strip. Envisioned by acclaimed EYRC architects and interior designer Martin Brudnizki, this two-level home is California indoor-outdoor living at its finest with an expansive rooftop terrace, unobstructed city views, a private hot tub, fire pit, and gourmet outdoor kitchen. Inside, the great room is anchored by the kitchen with an extra-large Calacatta Borghini marble island and premium Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. Enjoy personalized service by Montage Hotels & Resorts, an unparalleled array of amenities, a semi-private elevator, and privileged access to the members-only Britely Social Club and Pendry West Hollywood, where Wolfgang Puck's two on-site restaurants meet a live music venue, bowling alley, Spa Pendry and fitness center, and more.

101 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90402

$12,000,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
4,148 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22204919
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Live life at the beach in this one of a kind oasis. 12 foot ceilings in the main floor living area gives you an expansive 180 degree ocean view. The ocean is your living art. Watch sailboats drift by, dolphins play, and the sun rise and set from this iconic condo with unparalleled views. Enjoy the Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel lit up at night, and a coastline of fireworks in July. Have a drink at the light-up bar or out on the deck. Walk to the beach or a nearby restaurant. All Three bedrooms have ensuite baths. There's a half bath for main level guests. Primary bedroom also has a head-on 180 degree ocean view with two walk-in closets. The kitchen features top of the line Miele/Viking appliances. It also has a 150 bottle Viking wine cooler with three independent cooling zones. There are easy to care for Quartz counters throughout. Downstairs has a large laundry room with sink and plenty of storage cabinets. One bedroom on the main level has been turned into a media room with seven leather reclining chairs. Can easily be returned to a bedroom/office. Lutron solar blinds are on every window and can be controlled with a remote or a phone app. The primary bathroom has a Bain Ultra heated-back hydro-jetted bathtub with chromatherapy and aromatherapy. The living room and main bedroom TVs are tucked away from site in the ceiling and can flip down. The wet bar is made of handmade glass that lights up. This unit has three parking spots with two electric car chargers. Pure bliss. You're going to love living here.

765 Market Street Unit Ph 3a CA 94103

$11,800,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
4,341 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81899921
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --