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.
↑ This 1,000-square-foot one-bedroom in Corona Heights has is full of well-kept details, from the hardwood floors to a decorative white brick fireplace and a touch of wainscoting. It's renting for $4,000/month, which is steep for a one-bedroom, though the listing does say that the dining room that can be fully enclosed, hint hint. The apartment takes up a full floor in a two-unit Victorian building and has undergone a remodel that brought quartz counters and stainless-steel appliances to the kitchen. There are two bathrooms, plus a cute little patio that's directly accessible from the bedroom. There's an in-unit washer-dryer, but no parking and no pets.
↑ If you've got $3,895/month to spend on rent, you can live in this sunny one-bedroom in Pacific Heights. This third-floor apartment offers a spacious living room, hardwood floors, and charming arched doorways. Laundry is located in the building, and cats are welcome. Car owners beware: It's on-street parking only here, so be prepared to circle the block a few dozen times a day.
↑ If space is what you are looking for, then this three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in the Inner Sunset might fit the bill. It's asking $3,995/month, and features hardwood floors and a large private balcony off one of the bedrooms. There's in-unit laundry and parking in an attached garage, but who needs a car when the L-Taraval literally stops at your doorstep? The building is also conveniently located right across from a major supermarket. Pets aren't mentioned in the listing, so it's probably safe to assume they're not welcome here.
↑ Now here is a one-bedroom in Haight-Ashbury with some character. The apartment, which the listing describes as "luxury," is renting for $3,950/month. It's got original wood moldings and millwork, a tiled fireplace, and bay windows, plus a spalike walk-in shower and custom closets replete with storage space. The unit is also 100 percent pet friendly, and while it's only a one-bedroom, it still clocks in at a sizable 950 square feet. There's also an in-unit washer-dryer, but no parking.
↑ For $3,995/month, you can live in this tastefully renovated two-bedroom flat in Lower Pacific Heights. It may not be pretty from the outside, but inside the place offers a decent amount of space. The airy apartment has new hardwood floors throughout, stainless steel appliances, and new finishes. Sadly, pets aren't allowed here. There's also on-site laundry, and parking is available for an extra fee of $275/month.