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? Today's price: $5,750.
↑ The angles of this two-bed, two-bath, 1,800-square-foot house on the far west side of the Castro (on Yukon Street, an area realtors still refer to as Eureka Valley) with its strangely turned facade create some singular perspective within. Note the mossy bricks in the small backyard. This place was built just in 2014, now ready to reap the benefits of that timely construction in the form of a $5,650 rental price. Sadly, the ad doesn’t mention anything about pets. Ruff.
↑ Speaking of two-bedroom/two-bath offers, it seems that some lofts are not to be taken lightly. This SoMa setup on Tenth Street offers a gorgeous space with warehouse windows on either side of the living room, track lighting, and odd arched portholes running along the baseboards. The building near Harrison dates to 1924 and is quite the industrial looker these days. The lease even allows for pets, albeit along with the hard-hitting $5,700 rent.
↑ Odd as it sounds, there seems to be a bit of spiritual synchronicity between the previous SoMa space and this Richmond apartment, a three-bed, split-bath setup on Lake Street immediately south of the Presidio. Admittedly, the aesthetic is as far from concrete couture as it gets, The ad boasts classical touches like “decorative fireplace flanked by original built-in gumwood bookcases” and “a wall of south-facing windows.” But the use of the space, with this apartment’s long carriage, sharply coved ceiling, and open windows, seems somehow akin to its neighbor to the southeast. So does the $5,700 rent, of course.
↑ And here’s yet another beauty, a four-bed, one-and-a-half bath sterling white house in Glen Park (near Noe Valley on Harper Street and in the shadow of Billy Goat Hill) asking $5,750. Plantation shutters do seem to compliment bay windows well, and just get a load of those gilded chandeliers. “Perfect for a young family,” says the ad, provided they’re moneyed of course. Unfortunately, no dogs or cats.
↑ Closing things out in the Mission, here’s a flat in an Edwardian house on Treat—nice touch with the low-angle exterior shot—offering three beds plus one and a half baths for $5,750. Seems to be hard to find more than two bathrooms at this price point for some reason. Be that as it may, this space features a jungle-like backyard and built-in bunk bed in one of the bedrooms, so there’s something for everyone. Except for the pets, which, again, end up on the outs here.
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Glen Park House