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.
↑ A pretty adorable apartment in an Ingleside duplex can be had for $2,450/month. The 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment clocks in at 650 square feet, and has a one-car garage. More highlights: hardwood flooring throughout, lots of windows, and curb appeal. Oh, and there's in-unit laundry. No pets.
↑ $2,400/month nabs you this south-facing studio in the Western Addition. The apartment's kitchen and bathrooms are outdated, but we're kind of feeling the red countertops in the kitchen. There's also a working wood-burning fireplace in the corner of the main room, which is a cool and unusual feature for a studio. There's on-site laundry; parking is only available if you shell out $275 more a month; there are no pets allowed.
↑ A classic San Francisco studio—meaning there are hardwood floors throughout, very tall ceilings, and mouldings galore—is available in the Inner Richmond for $2,350/month. The kitchen's packed with cabinetry, which appears to be original. There are also some nice built-ins and a separate dining area. No pets or parking, but there is coin operated laundry in the building.
↑ If the apartment before this one wasn't San Francisco quintessential enough, you're going to fall in love with this bright corner studio in the Tendernob. It's hardwood floors have inlays, there are bay windows, the ceiling is recessed, and there's a clawfoot tub in the bathroom. The rent? $2,425/month. Cats are OK, dogs are not. There's no parking, but there is coin operated laundry in the building.
↑ In the heart of the Tenderloin you'll find this pet-friendly studio on O'Farrell Street. The big perk: it's on the 10th floor, which means there are views galore of Downtown and SoMa. There's no laundry or parking.