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: $4,500.
↑ You'll find this 1,100-square-foot loft across the street from AT&T Park in South Beach, which is either a blessing or a curse. The 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom abode has all sorts of fancy bells and whistles, like a built-in, lacquered cabinet that's backlit with color-changing LEDs. It's $4,500/month; comes with 1-car parking and in-unit laundry. There's no mention of a pets policy.
↑ In Parkside directly across from Larsen Park is this 3-bedroom single-family home asking $4,500/month. The home's quintessential San Francisco: there are built-ins, an ornate (and working) fireplace, bay windows, and mouldings galore. There's also a lower level with bonus rooms (including a bathroom), as well as a large backyard. Sorry, no pets.
↑ Want brand spankin' new digs? Then this 1-bedroom at Icon in the Castro is for you. $4,500/month gets you the 1-bed, 1-bathroom apartment that's furnished. The good news: one small dog is allowed; there are two private patios. The bad news: parking is available at $300/month.
↑ Just too blocks from Golden Gate Park in the Central Richmond is this adorable 2-bedroom flat asking $4,595/month. The 1,350-square-foot rental has hardwood flooring throughout and beautiful Edwardian architectural details. Perks: there's an adjoining sunroom off of the two bedrooms; there's an attached garage with one- or two-car (tandem) parking; there's a bonus room with a half bathroom. Laundry hookups are present, but you'll need to purchase the actual machines yourself. There's no mention of pets.
↑ This bright 1-bedroom corner apartment in the Marina is on the rental market for $4,500/month. It has gleaming hardwood floors throughout, formal dining room, multiple walk-in closets, and parking for 1-car. Sorry, no pets.