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What $6,000 rents you in San Francisco right now

Five new rentals, from NoPa to Potrero Hill

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's apartment another person's townhouse? Today's price: $6,000.

↑ Turns out that this two-bed, two-bath South Beach condo comes back to Craigslist by way of an Oracle buyout. At least so says the ad, which notes that this live/work space previously housed a startup that just hit it big and departed for larger digs. Note that the ivy-covered courtyard and interiors reveal that this is, in fact, a loft in the Clocktower Building. But the listing never mentions this important and alluring factoid. Maybe they’re assuming it can sell itself for $6,000/month without the benefit of association. Also, no pets allowed. Alas.

↑ Meanwhile, this Potrero Hill hideout, located on a very steep segment of De Haro Street, bills itself as “vacation-like” and “a rustic home,” presumably in reference to its weathered shingled exterior. Once past the 1970s exterior, the look gives way to interiors that are simple and elegant. The combination of a cylindrical spiral staircase and the beamed ceiling create a pleasing geometry for the climb up to the loft space. The entire house is three beds and two baths for $6,000/month. No word on pets.

↑ Speaking of geometry, get a load of this upstairs apartment in the Haight, where the ceiling of an old Victorian translates into quite the spectacle. “A loft-like great room creates a dramatic open space for the living and dining area and brand new kitchen,” the ad promises. And, indeed, it certainly is a great room, we’ll give it that. The 1,500-square-foot place comes with three beds and two baths for $5,970/month. Cats and dogs both welcome.

↑ The word “loft” is getting a lot of play this week, but only this two-bed, two-bath SoMa loft on Folsom really sticks with the classic San Francisco formula. A space inside the Stanley Saitowiz-designed building features towering windows, concrete finishes, and railcar layout, as well as “a huge 30x15-foot private terrace offering panoramic open views” for $5,995/month. But no pets allowed here. Sigh.

↑ Our final entry: a duplex in NoPa on Grove offering a three-bed, one-and-a-half bath, bottom-floor unit for $6,000/month. Billed as a recent remodel, it comes with a marching rows of windows, whitewashed fireplace, and new floors. “The third bedroom is located after the den,” the ad says, so apparently there’s a den too. Pets are allowed as long as they’re under 25 pounds; whether that’s individually or altogether it doesn’t say.


Which Rental Would You Choose?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Clocktower Condo
    (218 votes)
  • 12%
    Potrero Hill House
    (86 votes)
  • 31%
    SoMa Loft
    (209 votes)
  • 15%
    Nopa Duplex
    (100 votes)
  • 7%
    Haight Apartment
    (53 votes)
666 votes total Vote Now