Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what a person 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: $4,000.
↑ In SoMa, $4,000/month gets you a light-filled, two-level loft with one bedroom, and one-and-a-half baths at 2nd and Folsom Streets. Since it's a loft, the ceilings are high (17-feet) and some windows run almost floor to ceiling. There's an in-unit washer and dryer, a patio, a large closet, and parking. This building has a doorman, but no word on a pet policy.
↑ On Nob Hill, $4,000/month rents a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in the Francesca Building at Powell and Sacramento Streets. The building is located near SF icons, including cable car lines, Grace Cathedral, and Huntington Park. It has a gorgeous lobby overseen by a doorman. The unit is not as fancy as the entry, but it has a nice kitchen. There's laundry in the building and pets are negotiable.
↑ In the Richmond District you can rent a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment for $4,000/month. The unit is in a newer building at 565 Arguello Blvd., which is close to shops and restaurants on Clement Street and near the USF Koret Center gym. It comes with a nice kitchen and bathroom, a tricked-out closet, an in-unit laundry, parking, and a shared deck and barbecue area. Cats are allowed.
↑ If you prefer an older building with vintage style, check out this Jordan Park apartment for $4,000/month. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit has a recently remodeled kitchen and bathroom. But features like the windows decorated with stained glass and ornate mullions and beamed ceilings speak of its older vintage. For this home, you have to park on the street and you can't have pets. A storage unit and laundry are located in the building.
↑ In Hayes Valley, this week's $4,000/month price provides a one-bedroom, one-bath unit at 77 Van Ness with designer finishes and fixtures (new stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, granite countertops). You also get a private patio with a view, an in-unit washer and dryer, and a parking space. Everyone knows about the cultural, nightlife, and dining opportunities in Hayes Valley, and this unit is close to it all. No word on pets.