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: $5,800.
↑ Number one, a top-floor flat in a 1905-era Edwardian building in the Sunset (12th Avenue and Judah) for $5,695/month: three bedrooms, one bath, and 1,575 square feet. The green-blue facade on the old place looks quite dapper, while the unit's interior has a few classy touches like old paneling in the dining room and a brick fireplace that's been converted into shelving. Sorry, no pets.
↑ As long as we're opening with a classic then why not follow up with one, too? This circa 1904 flat sits atop what is now the Burton and FTC stores on Haight Street. It is advertised as both "remodeled" and also sporting "original detail." At four bedrooms and one and a half baths for the full $5,800/month, it does indeed look like they've saved things like the brickwork in the kitchen and the original cabinets and mantles in the dining room. Again, no luck with pets.
↑ Bouncing from old to new with this week's condo offering in SoMa: Two bedrooms, two baths, and 1,369 square feet for $5,600/month. The One Hawthorne building, which opened in 2010, sits right on Howard Street. This unit has expansive windows, wood floors, steel appliances, and quartz counters offerings, plus a valet and an electric car charging station. If you've been looking for the perfect place to go with your Tesla, this could be it. But really, another place that says no pets? Tough town.
↑ Fourth place heads out west to a two bedroom, one bathroom house in West Portal, kicking distance from the Muni station. The floors, fireplace, beveled-glass doors, and stained glass window are all period original, although the ad does neglect to specify how old the house is, leaving the exact period a bit of a judgment call. There's a two-car garage, which helps bring the monthly rent to $5,700. And finally, we have a listing where pets are permitted, although they do tack an extra $40 per month for your little critters.
↑ We'll wrap things up properly with a 1904 Victorian in Hayes Valley, offering the top floor, three bedroom, one-bath unit for $5,750/month. For a change of pace, here's one with softwood floors, plus maple cabinets, Corian counters, and 12-foot ceilings capped with crown moldings. The 811 Page Street building is three blocks from Alamo Square. But, alas, no pets.