If you weren't already sure that the San Francisco rental market had gone completely bonkers, this rental listing may convince you. It's a Western Addition apartment that is being called a junior one bedroom. In reality, everything is compressed into one miniature 372-square-foot space, and there's no actual kitchen, just a mini-fridge, microwave, and countertop within spitting distance of the bed alcove. It looks more appropriate as an Airbnb rental than a full-time living space and has, in fact, been rented out over Airbnb for the past few months. As of this morning, the flat was listed for a whopping $3,175/month, but the owner seems to have undergone at least a mild realty check since then. Now the place could be yours for $2,900/month furnished—or $2,700/month if you're bringing your own tiny couch, TV, and bed.
There are some perks with that rent: Laundry is free and utilities are included. Parking might be an option, although extra costs aren't discussed in the listing. And apparently the biggest perk of all is that the apartment has its own front door to the street, so you don't have to deal with shared hallways. We didn't even know that was considered a bonus until now.
Our only evidence of the original price survives in this screenshot:
· Color-Coding San Francisco's Totally Bonkers Rental Market [Curbed SF]
· Junior One Bedroom [Craigslist]