Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out. Today's price: $3,000.
↑ Apartments described as “cozy” are usually studios or, at best, tiny one bedrooms, but here’s an advertised “cozy two bedroom apartment” in the Inner Sunset, right at 17th and Lincoln. And, yes, from the looks of it, that’s a fair estimation when accounting for this place’s one slightly narrow general use room and mildly rustic vibe. No pets allowed, but at $2,999/month it’s technically a discount.
↑ For the technically lower price of $2,999/month, you can also get a one-bedroom apartment in none other than the enormous Trinity complex at 1190 Mission in SoMa. Although the full spread of the complex is still technically under construction, the completed buildings are renting their utterly modern homes now, ceramic floors and all. This will also potentially make you one of the only people in the city who can see the Lawrence Argent-designed Venus statue in the courtyard. No pets here either.
↑ Speaking of modernity, although this building in the Richmond dates back to 1924, the interiors of the single bedroom, $3,000/month apartment upstairs are pushing the boundaries of the all-white interior. Judging from these photos, when the morning sun teams up with the polish on the wood floors, it results in a downright heavenly glow. Strike three for pets, though.
↑ The narrow, gorgeous facade of this 1911 Edwardian building in Lower Nob Hill, on the other hand, savors its color scheme, and the one bedroom apartment is muted but tasteful, with the advertised remodel sparing the french doors, pedestal sink, and stained glass in the built-ins. It’s $3,000/month even, and another pet-free building. (Doggone it.)
↑ Finally, if location really is the be-all and end-all of finding a home, this live/work loft right next to the SF Flower Mart will soon beat all, perfectly triangulated between South Beach, SoMa, and Mission Bay. The price is $3,000/month, and they even allow cats—after all, somebody’s got to.