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: $4,000.
↑ For $3,995/month you can nab this one-bedroom loft at the Marquee in the Don Lee Building on Van Ness (though the entrance to the residential part is on the Alice B. Toklas alley) in Civic Center. Despite being only one bedroom, the loft is very spacious and has a big, wide-open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows. There's also a Murphy bed in the downstairs hallway. Laundry is in the unit, and parking in the garage is included, but sadly no pets are allowed.
↑ At the corner of Leavenworth and Clay in Nob Hill you can get a two-bedroom apartment packed with Victorian details for $3,995/month. There's hardwood flooring throughout, plus bay windows galore, and the kitchen has stainless steel appliances. You're also directly across from Le Beau Market, a neighborhood favorite for those unwilling to walk to Trader Joe's or down to Polk Street for groceries. Another highlight is that the unit's pet friendly, though there are breed and size restrictions. Laundry's in the building and there's no parking.
↑ A two-bedroom with one bathroom in a Victorian flat in Bernal Heights can be yours for $4,000/month. It's quirky; there's a wood-burning, standalone fireplace in the living room. Other highlights include a private garden and access to shared laundry. No mention of pets or parking.
↑ If you're looking for space, then this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Potrero Hill is for you. There's even a bonus room that could be used as an office or den. The whole apartment, which is renting for $3,995, was recently remodeled with fresh paint, carpet, recessed lighting, and granite countertops. The unit's in an amenity building that has an outdoor pool and hot tub. Parking for one car is included and there's a shared laundry room. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed.
↑ In Pacific Heights, $3,995/month will get you a newly remodeled one-bedroom on the first floor of a 24-unit building. There's zero outdoor space, but you'll have Lafayette Park directly across the street. The building's a classic Art Deco building, though the apartment itself has been updated pretty tastefully. Parking and laundry are included, but sadly no pets are allowed.