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Curbed Comparisons: What $6,250 rents you in San Francisco right now

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Five new rentals, from the Sunset to the Dogpatch

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: $6,250.

↑ There’s something nifty about this four-bed, two-and-a-half bath Sunset Victorian near Irving. Probably it’s that eye-popping pink and lavender facade, complete with fish scale shingles and fuchsia trim on the door panels. This home has appeared on Comparisons before, but back then it was asking nearly $7,000/month. Its price has tumbled since November, down to $6,150/month now, so maybe it’ll prove more popular this go-round. The ad doesn’t mention a pet policy.

↑ Although not nearly as colorful, the smooth lines on the protruding gallery windows of this NoPa building on Grove Street are no less commanding. The condo upstairs costs $6,200/month for three bedrooms and two baths; its two levels accessible via a narrow, slightly Escher-esque stairwell that eventually terminates at a sprawling rooftop deck. Once again there’s no mention of pets one way or the other, so perhaps potential tenants should lay some odds on what they’re allowed to bring?

↑ Speaking of windows, the partial lattices on this Cow Hollow building are fairly eye-catching in their own right. A condo here will cost a bit more ($6,250/month) than in NoPa despite being a touch smaller (two bedrooms and two baths), but it is Cow Hollow after all, so everything’s going to be a tad marked up. Except for the grade of the street, that is, as the ad in this case specifies a “flat block,” proving that this leasing agent knows what San Francisco renters really worry about in a neighborhood. The garden is shared. And once again, neither a yay nor a nay is specified when it comes to pets.

↑ Those hankering for new construction with contemporary interiors should check out this South Beach condo over at Solaire on Fremont. The 32-story high rise opened last summer and isn’t quite as heavy on the glass as some of its towering neighbors, but on the inside the unmistakable modern South Beach formula of giant windows, gray plank floors, and endlessly neutral colors reigns. It’s $6,250/month for two bedrooms and two and a half baths, and the building finesses the deal with the likes of roof decks, an outdoor spa, and even a pet salon.

↑ Finally, a flat in Dogpatch comes in at $6,250/month. For that sum you get three bedrooms and two baths on Minnesota Street. This home has a small and slightly eccentric claim to fame as the place where the owners used to have a suite of showrooms for their mom-and-pop sound system business, so renters can at least rest assured that it comes with excellent acoustics. Although things like the two-car garage are admittedly a little more practical. No pets, but at least they’ve spelled it out.