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: $2,400.
↑ Located in the Inner Sunset—specifically, Golden Gate Heights, if you want to get super micro—this knotty pine-paneled one-bedroom is asking $2,450/month. It's one of two units in a two-unit building and is on the ground floor with its own exterior entrance. Yes, the fireplace works. There's no mention of parking or laundry, but cats are negotiable.
↑ What's this? Another one-bedroom made the cut! This one even has a perk: parking in the garage. The damage? Right on budget at $2,400/month. Despite the bells (an actual bedroom) and whistles (a safe place to park), the apartment lacks charm. The kitchen hasn't been updated since the 1980s and there's basically wall-to-wall carpet throughout. It's got a great location in Lower Pac Heights, though. No pets; laundry is coin operated and in the garage.
↑ This $2,350/month Civic Center studio was recently remodeled, meaning its hardwood floors are gleaming and its kitchen and bathroom are basically brand new. The real draw, though, is the pretty huge private patio with views of the southern part of the city. It essentially adds quite a bit of square footage to the studio when warmer days are in season. No pets, but there's laundry in the building. Parking is available, but it'll cost you an extra $250 per month.
↑ A quintessential San Francisco studio in the Tendernob can be yours for $2,395/month. Located on the pretty tony corner of Pine and Powell streets, the studio has hardwood flooring, moldings galore, bay windows, and what appears to be a completely uninspiring but totally workable kitchen. No dogs, but cats are OK with an extra deposit. Want parking? It'll cost you an additional $350/month.
↑ If a vintage look is what you require, you're definitely going to jibe well with the bathroom and kitchen in this one-bedroom in the Outer Richmond. The rent clocks in at $2,350/month, and the terms for pets and parking are flexible.