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.
↑ Just under budget at $3,275, this Victorian flat in NoPa clocks in at 1,100 square feet and has two bedrooms. It's incredibly charming with high ceilings, a carved mantel (for the non-working fireplace), and built-in bookshelves. There's also hardwood flooring throughout. Extra kudos to the bathroom, which is generous in size and has a very tall window. The kitchen, however, leaves much to be desired. No parking, no pets, and no mention of laundry.
↑ If a pet-friendly, single-family home with a garage and backyard is what you require, look no further than this cute-as-a-button house in the Excelsior. It's a little over budget at $3,350/month, but it's recently remodeled and in tip-top shape. See that fireplace in the living room? It actually works. The kitchen opens to a patio that leads to the landscaped backyard, where a lemon tree is currently growing. Laundry's in the garage.
↑ A very beautiful one-bedroom corner unit in Nob Hill can be yours for $3,295. Both the living room and bedroom have bay windows to maximize space, and both rooms are separated by a gorgeous set of French doors. The kitchen, which was recently remodeled, has a dishwasher. Cats are allowed but no dogs. There's no laundry but there is a laundromat across the street. For an additional $300 a month you can have a "garage spot" that can fit two cars.
↑ This is a two-bedroom apartment in a luxury building in the Tendernob. Building amenities include a heated swimming pool and a "state-of-the-art fitness center." The unit's got two bedrooms and will run you $3,345 per month. The kitchen has a dishwasher and garbage disposal. We hate the carpet but we love the windows. No mention of pets, parking, or laundry.
↑ For $3,264 you can get a very basic one bedroom apartment in the Inner Sunset that clocks in at 644 square feet. The apartment lacks any architectural integrity, but it does have modern finishes like bamboo flooring in the kitchen and foyer, as well as stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and in-unit laundry. There's also parking and a dog run.