That's Rather Hideous is the report filed by Curbed SF's own interior design vice squad, putting downright ugly, spectacularly strange, or just plain bad pads on notice. Spot an offender? File a complaint. Witness protection guaranteed.
While we generally have a difficult time reconciling the words "penthouse" and "studio," this listing is making it particularly difficult to make that associative stretch. Our forensic investigation revealed the following damning clues: Pergo floors. (Shall we even continue?) Conspicuous and repetitive mention of mineral-based finishes and or foreign origins: "Italian granite counter-tops/slate flooring/double-sided beveled-glass cabinets;" "new slate flooring and granite bathroom vanity." Darkness. Smallness. A horizontal bathroom. You get the picture. Case closer? Price: $2150/ month for a penthouse? In this market? Verdict: false advertising.
· $2150 ***LUXURIOUS PENTOUSE STUDIO!!!!*** (SOMA / south beach) [Craigslist]