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: $3,000.
↑ In the Upper Haight, $3,000/month nabs you a 500-square-foot one-bedroom Edwardian with tall ceilings and an abundance of natural light. The home has had some modern upgrades (like stainless steel appliances in the sans-fridge kitchen), but still retains loads of original charm like inlay hardwood flooring and ornate molding sprinkled throughout. The location is also within a few blocks of both the Panhandle and Golden Gate Park. No mention of pets or parking, but there is laundry in the building.
↑ If your very own single-family home is what you require, do check out this one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,081-square-foot house in the Outer Richmond asking $3,000/month. The most fun fact: the private, beautifully landscaped backyard has an outdoor shower, which is perfect if you plan on taking advantage of living six blocks from nearby Ocean Beach. There's an attached garage with laundry, but sadly no pets are allowed.
↑ In the heart of Potrero Hill is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom corner apartment asking $2,925/month. Since it's perched on top of a hill, it has walls of windows—and even a private balcony—that offer up amazing panoramic views of downtown San Francisco and the East Bay. There are also gleaming hardwood floors throughout, tall ceilings, a fireplace, and a tiny but effective kitchen with possibly too much granite. Another perk is in-unit laundry. There's also a shared roof deck. No pets allowed, and parking will run you an extra $200/month.
↑ Want super stylish digs? $3,100/month will rent you a 494-square-foot studio at Mint Plaza, which is between Fifth and Sixth streets and Mission and Market streets (SoMa). The conversion property was designed and developed by the Martin Building Company, and offers up amenities like a rooftop gym, spa, BBQ, and dog run. In the apartment, there's a beautiful custom kitchen, along with a Murphy bed to fold out of sight when you're not resting your eyes. We're also digging the stainless steel tub in the bathroom. Laundry's in-unit, parking isn't available, and dogs and cats are OK.
↑ Here's another Edwardian one-bedroom apartment, this time in Cole Valley, near UCSF. Going price? $3,100/month. There's loads of exposed wood, molding, beautiful view windows, and what is sadly just a decorative fireplace. The kitchen is uninspiring and does have a dishwasher, a real rarity around these parts. No mention of parking, laundry's in the building, and sadly no pets are allowed.