Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $2,200.
↑ On a budget and looking for a pet-friendly apartment? This studio on Taylor and Bush streets in the Tendernob is brand spankin' new and allows pets under 40 pounds (special note: listings reads "no aggressive breeds"). It's $2,195 a month, and short-term leases are available. There's more good news: the unit has hardwood flooring, and there's laundry in the building. Bad news: street parking only, and the unit's kitchen is about as tiny as it legally can be.
↑ $2195 a month gets you what appears to be a pretty spacious studio in Cole Valley. The building was built in 1927 and the apartment looks fantastic despite its age. Quintessential San Francisco, even. Gleaming hardwood floors, bay windows galore, tall ceilings … you get it. Another perk is a walk-in closet. That's in addition to the linen closet. No dogs, but one cat is OK. Laundry's in the building, and you're going to have to pay extra if you want a parking spot.
↑ A corner studio on the top floor of this 1920s building in Laurel Heights just came onto the market asking $2,195. We're really digging the naturally dark wood trim throughout, especially the window shutters. The kitchen, while outdated, is still very charming. Like the studio above, this one also has a large walk-in closet in addition to a linen closet. There's shared laundry (coin operated) in the building, and if you want parking in the garage that'll be an extra $200/month.
↑ Want a one-bedroom for $2,250? Do check out this completely underwhelming apartment in the Inner Richmond. The unit's on the top floor of a three-story building. While there are no architectural elements worth mentioning, what is impressive is the size of the kitchen. There also appears to be a skylight in the bathroom. No pets, but parking (for a small car) plus storage is included with the unit. There's laundry on-site.
↑ Coming in over budget at $2,150/month, this is a quiet and modest studio in Lower Pac Heights. There's nice hardwood flooring and the apartment appears to get a plethora of natural light. The kitchen also seems spacious for a studio. Another highlight is the original clawfoot tub in the bathroom. Cats are OK, no dogs. No parking or laundry, either.