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: $5,000.
↑ A quintessential three-level SoMa loft clocking in at 1,373 square feet can be yours for $4,950/month. The two-bedroom rental has two and a half baths and a bonus room. Other property highlights include in-unit laundry and access to a small shared patio. No pets or parking, and the listing says something about a "building move-in fee of $150 with a $300 deposit," despite the security deposit of $5,000.
↑ A two-bedroom with an open floor plan in the heart of Pacific Heights is on the rental market for $4,995/month. The apartment has one and a half bathrooms, hardwood floors, and a working fireplace. There are also large windows off the main living area that lead to a large private deck overlooking the garden. Laundry's in the building, parking's available but for an unlisted fee, and there's no mention of a pet policy.
↑ For $4,800/month, a two-bedroom at the Potrero in — you guessed it, Potrero Hill — can be yours. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment comes with one-car parking and a full-size in-unit washer and dryer. The condo's in great shape, and features a variety of new finishes and appliances. Building amenities include a fitness center, rooftop deck, and professionally maintained landscaped courtyards.
↑ This top-floor Edwardian flat in Noe Valley is available for $5,100/month. The three-bedroom apartment clocks in at 1,430 square feet and has architectural charm aplenty, like tall ceilings and beautiful built-ins. There's a private deck off of one of the bedrooms. An additional $150/month gets you tandem parking in the garage. No pets, but there is laundry in the building.
↑ Art Deco buildings in San Francisco are scarce, so if you're looking to live in one you should most definitely consider the Portside in South Beach. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment comes in just under 1,100 square feet and looks out onto the Embarcadero and Bay Bridge. There's in-unit laundry; parking is available for an additional $300/month; no pets are allowed. The building's got an outdoor pool, though, so there's that.