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: $7,900.
↑ Our opening bid is a three-bedroom flat in the Mission, just around the corner from Dolores Park for $7,880/month. The Queen Anne-style building at 800 Dolores dates to 1909, but the flat is advertised as recently remodeled with "mid-century modern touches." It's a two-bath home, 1,600 square feet in all, with a nice open floor plan, curved bay windows, and a welcoming policy for dogs, but not cats.
↑ Not to be outdone, here's a three-bedroom Victorian in Cow Hollow, undercutting the Dolores Park crowd with 1,976 square feet for $7,850/month. The building at 2073 Green Street was even minted the same year, 1909, and the third-floor unit offers three working fireplaces, a garage, two walk-in closets plus a wine closet, two full baths, and a startling, glossy-black bathroom. The lease accommodates up to two small dogs.
↑ Third on the block today for $7,850/month is a two-bed, two-bath apartment that seems to be a little lost; the ad says Pacific Heights, but the map puts it firmly in Cow Hollow, just down the street from the above-listed Victorian. Wherever it is, it's 1,300 square feet, advertises a dining room that can seat 10, Golden Gate Bridge views, and parking included. Dogs allowed, and even cat owners turned out by the first two listings can apply here.
↑ We also have a three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath condo atop Russian Hill, right along the Hyde Street cable car line, for $7,700/month. With 1,350 square feet of "original hardwood floors" and "gorgeous detailed moldings," you also get a rooftop deck to enjoy the Russian Hill views, and the kitchen is advertised as recently remodeled. Pets are negotiable.
↑ If this were a competition for prettiest hardwood floor then the 2,000-square-foot, two-bedroom and two-bath Marina house at 1790 Beach for $7,900/month is walking out with the trophy. All of that space accommodates a library, a sunroom, marble counters, a balcony, and striking Spanish style on the stairs. No mention of a pet policy.