Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $7,000.
↑ This winter, we've noticed a spike in luxury rentals. Here's an example: The two-bedroom, two-bath unit at 301 Main St. in SoMa that's asking for $7,000/month. It's in the Infinity building, and it comes with the kind of views you'd expect on the 27th floor (plus a balcony for enjoying the scenery). In the master bath: a soaking tub and a double vanity. In the kitchen: a dishwasher and an eat-in peninsula sited to the views. Throughout: Floor-to-ceiling curving windows and remote-controlled shades. There's also a washer and dryer in the unit. The building itself has a concierge, an attended lobby, a fitness center, a pool, a clubhouse, and an office center. A parking space comes with the unit. No pets permitted.
↑ Here's a four-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the top floor of a Cole Valley building at 48 Grattan St. The owners are asking for $7,000/month for the opportunity to live on one of SF's most charming streets. The building is small (only three units), and this one has some original Edwardian details. There's a new kitchen with a dishwasher and high-end appliances. There are some challenges in the kitchen layout (read: the range and microwave are butted up against the refrigerator), but the appliances are quality and the countertops are nice. There are two gas fireplaces and a washer and dryer in this unit. Cats and dogs are welcome. Parking is on the street, which can be tough in this neighborhood.
↑ This is a newly remodeled three-bedroom, two-bath apartment in North Beach (2132 Mason St.) asking $7,000/month. The centerpiece is the kitchen, which has quartz countertops and high-end appliances (six-burner gas range and a dishwasher). A shared roof deck has panoramic views of Coit Tower, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. The unit contains a washer and dryer. Location is key here, as it's close to dining, entertainment, and the Financial District. Walkability would be for many, as there's no parking here. No pets are permitted.
↑ The listing for this five-bedroom, three-bathroom, single-family home in Ingleside doesn't give exact square footage, but it promises that it's "huge." There are three bedrooms and two baths on the main level, and two more bedrooms and a bath downstairs. There's also a bonus room and backyard (although it's covered in concrete). There's a laundry room in the one-car garage. No pets permitted.