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: $9,500.
↑ Do you want to live in a converted firehouse in Cole Valley? Now's your chance, but it'll cost you a cool $10,000/month. This three-bedroom, four-point-five-bath townhome has been tricked out and glossed over with a plethora of fancy and contemporary finishes, but architectural features from its life as a firehouse still remain. There's even a fireman's pole in the main living room. There's laundry and parking, but sadly no pets are allowed.
↑ At the base of Telegraph Hill and within a block of the Embarcadero is this three-bedroom, three-bathroom, two-story apartment that has not one but two private patios. The home is nestled into a housing community that spans three blocks and has the Sydney G. Walton Square park as its front or backyard. There is, of course, parking and in-unit laundry, though pets are not allowed. It's $9,500/month.
↑ A very ornate house with limited aesthetic upgrades in the Inner Richmond can be yours for $9,750/month. The single-family home clocks in just over 4,200 square feet and has five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is a fully remodeled au pair suite with its own bathroom. There's in-unit laundry, a garage, that fits two cars, and "small pets are negotiable."
↑ In the Mission, $9,000/month will get you a brand-new four-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment on San Carlos at 18th Street. Again, the apartment is brand new, so the appliances are very shiny and the hardwood flooring is gleaming. There are also no scratches or weird wear and tear on the walls or floors. There's in-unit laundry AND parking for one car. No word on the pet policy.
↑ Ah, yes. Millennium Tower in SoMa. The luxury tower is home to San Francisco's most expensive one-bedroom condo (for sale), and a slew of other one-bedrooms asking more than $1 million. This unit, however, is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment that clocks in at 1,517 square feet and is renting for $9,000/month. There are, of course, many amenities. There's a 24-hour attended lobby with concierges, valet parking, a 20,000-square-foot private club level—oh, the list goes on. Parking and laundry's included but there's no mention of pets.