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: $3,500.
↑ In Pacific Heights, $3,495/month will nab you a top-floor one-bed, one-bath apartment with its very own formal dining room. It's quintessential San Francisco, meaning there are bay windows, hardwood floors, molding, and wainscoting. The kitchen is spacious and has a giant window, providing all that glorious natural light for choppin' veggies. There's no mention of pets or laundry, but parking is available (though the listing says there's "ample street parking").
↑ A very beautiful one-bed, one-bath rental property in a condo in Twin Peaks is available for $3,500/month. The unit also comes furnished, so no need to invest in a your very own sectional sofa. Property highlights include views galore, a large deck off the living room, and adorable details throughout. No pets or parking, but there is laundry in the unit.
↑ This $3,499/month one-bed, one-bath rental in the Marina has a big open floor plan for the common areas, but we should note that there is a weird design element: The fridge is in the entryway. The apartment has many perks, including built-in entertainment shelving, an intercom system, and new finishes like hardwood flooring and granite countertops. We're especially fond of the generously sized private outdoor deck, which isn't much to look at but will provide a blank canvas to the right person. No pets, but parking is included.
↑ What appears to be a spacious one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Nob Hill can be yours for $3,495/month. It's a corner unit, and the listing really wants you to know that it's "located directly across from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel." There are no pets allowed or laundry, and parking can be had for an additional $350/month.
↑ If cozy digs are what you require, do check out this one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental in Bernal Heights. It's jam-packed with character, all the way down to the vintage-y gas stove. There's no mention of pets, parking, or laundry. It's asking $3,480/month.