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: $6,750.
↑ This two-bedroom, two-bath condo in the Financial District is all the way up on the 22nd floor but, sadly, the building’s address is 1 Hawthorne instead of 2 Hawthorne, which really would have tied the whole thing together, numerologically speaking. The biggest number of all, of course, is the $6,750/month rent. And the ad notes that the building is “within walking distance to LinkedIn, Yelp, Salesforce, the Financial District, and Caltrain,” just in case anyone mistake its target audience. The ad doesn’t say whether or not it allows pets. But for that kind of scratch, how could they say no?
↑ This Cow Hollow top-floor flat, a three-bedroom and two-bath affair, also asks $6,750/month. The ad talks up the “exquisite master suite with decorative fireplace and sitting area.” A good amount of color here, too, for those who are no longer amused with rthe antiseptic walls so popular these days. No pets allowed, even in spite of the monthly pinch, but at least the place boasts a truly prime location.
↑ For a home that hangs together with a little more consistency, here’s another top-floor apartment, this one situated in Dolores Heights—in fact, right on the corner of Dolores Park itself, a remarkable location that comes with the mixed blessing of proximity to the park but also to park goers. The two-bedroom, two-bath unit comes furnished with refined taste. It runs $6,600/month; no word on pets.
↑ These last two listings pit some of San Francisco’s most exclusive hills—Nob and Russian—head to head for roughly the same dough. First, up on Russian Hill a gorgeous, aubergine-colored 1907 duplex on Jones wants $6,700/month for a three bedroom, split bath apartment on top. It’s coved ceilings up top and softwood floors beneath, but note that this is yet another pet-restricted lease.
↑ Whereas Nob Hill offers its own competitor, a three-bed, two-bath apartment on Pacific Avenue in a 1922 building appears less lustrous from the outside but sports an uber-contemporary look inside with an open-floor plan, a kitchen island, and more. It’s a small price bump at $6,720/month and keeps quiet about the pets too.
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