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: $5,000.
↑ This flat in a stately Noe Valley Victorian runs $5,000/month for two bedrooms and one bath. Seemingly every room in this top-floor unit has bay windows, as well as paneling, crown moldings, and cabinetry from its original period. It's right on 24th Street, less than three blocks away from Castro, and six blocks from Dolores Park. (Where you won't be walking any dogs, since there are sadly no pets allowed.)
↑ This Nob Hill number for $4,900/month occupies the Bergravia (circa 1913). It's a three bed, two bath condo, 2,000 square feet, and really pours it on with the rich timber interiors, which are sufficiently fancy as to include built-in China cabinets in the dining room. The French doors (two pairs!) lead to a Juliet balcony. The Sutter Street locale is around the corner from Farm: Table and three blocks from Grace Cathedral, although those blocks are naturally uphill. Dogs and cats are both welcome.
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↑ Far from highfalutin Nob Hill living is this tri-level live/work loft in the Dogpatch for $4,800/month. It's got the neighborhood standard loft-style bedroom (taking the principle of the bunk bed to glorious new heights), track lighting, roof deck, and gas fireplace, plus a gym by way of building amenities. Woods Yard Park and the Museum of Craft and Design are a block away. Then again, so is the freeway. No pets.
↑ Next, something borderline rustic in Diamond Heights, the top flat in a two-story mid-century for $4,900/month. It's wood paneling as far as the eye can see—which in this case, is 1,340 feet, two bedrooms and two baths, at a three-way intersection overlooking Glen Canyon Park. Almost every house that comes across our desk has some sort of view, but few overlook that kind of natural splendor.
↑ We close with a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, 1,800-square-foot house in the Bayview that advertises itself as part of a "great artist community" for $4,995/month. If that stray Christmas tree looks familiar, it's because we've visited this one before, but two months later it's still looking for takers, so we're back. It's a three-story place with a pair of decks, right down properly in Hunters Point. No cats, but dogs are allowed, which isn't half bad compared to these other places.