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: $6,000.
↑ This Cole Valley penthouse in a Victorian building has two bedrooms and one bathroom. There's lots of period details here, including moldings, pocket doors, and bay windows. The owners are asking for $5,800/month for the corner unit that has views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Sutro Forest. There's a washer and dryer in a closet off the well-appointed kitchen. A parking space is included in an attached garage, but no mention of a pet policy.
↑ This Castro district apartment is marketed as a one-bedroom unit for $5,900/month, but it has the kind of amenities you'd find in a single-family home (such as a family room and a living room). Then there's the things you can't readily see: steam shower, radiant heat in the bathrooms, and air conditioning. The kitchen has double ovens and a dishwasher, and there's an in-unit laundry. A large deck leads to a private backyard kitted out with a fire pit and hot tub. Cats and dogs are welcome and so are cars (there's room for two in the garage).
↑ This is the first time this two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath unit has been on the rental market. It's one of five in a Mission District building and it was remodeled recently. For $5,800/month you get high-end appliances (Bertazzoni range, Bosch dishwasher, and Hansgrohe faucets). There's a private deck and what appears to be a shared lawn, but perhaps its best feature (or worst, depending on your point of view) is how close it is to Dolores Park. No address is given, but the listing says it "sits on" the popular park and has "incredible park views."
Public Health Service Hospital, but today it's home to high-end rentals. This two-bedroom, two-bath apartment is offered at $5,816/month. The photos aren't great, but you can see the amazing scenery through the windows. Baker Beach, the Presidio Golf Course, and hiking and biking trails are all easily accessible here. There's a washer and dryer in the apartment, no word on pets.