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: $3,300.
↑ Coming in at $3,250, this (bordering on Lower) Pacific Heights one-bedroom has a tiny bonus room that works for an office and for once is not being passed off as a "convertible" bedroom. Parlor doors divide the living and dining rooms. There's a working gas fireplace and laundry in the unit, plus the usual goodies like shiny hardwoods and crown moldings. Street parking only, and no mention of pets.
↑ Alternatively, $3,250 can rent you a sweet one-bedroom in a Victorian on Guerrero in the Mission. The unit looks to be in decent shape, with OK-looking hardwoods and "vaulted ceilings" (not pictured). Plus, there's a (shared) yard. French doors separate the living room from the bedroom, which is iffy, but you can bring your cat! No mention of laundry or parking, so we'll assume the worst.
↑ Head to the Richmond and you get two (2) bedrooms in a south-facing condo right on Golden Gate Park, under budget at $3,200 (or right at budget, if you pay the extra $100/month for parking). There are two equally sized bedrooms, so it's a good roommie situation, and cats and dogs are welcome. No mention of laundry, BUT every day you get to pass through a mushroom-shaped doorway to get to the kitchen, and you can look at The Birth of Venus while you shower.
↑ In Cow Hollow (booordering on the Marina), $3,200 will net you a top-floor one-bedroom, but parking in the garage is an additional $350! The kitchen is billed as "eat-in," but it looks too tiny for that. Laundry in the building and no pets.
↑ Here's a pretty roomy 700-square-foot one-bedroom for $3,295 in Presidio Heights. There's a large tiled balcony off the living room and the lighting is allegedly "dramatic." There is also a "deep soaking tub," so it makes sense to earmark that $5 monthly savings for Calgon expenditures. Laundry is on-site, there's some sort of parking (for a fee?), and pets are negotiable.