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: $7,300.
↑ While this three-bed, Spanish-style house that rents for $7,300/month may well be pretty enough to be in the ultra-rich St Francis Wood neighborhood (as the ad claims), technically it’s giving itself airs. The address places it in nearby Monterey Heights instead. It’s a mammoth undertaking in any case, with over 4,600-plus square feet and a beautifully curved ceiling, plus a rear facade positively covered with windows. Pets add an extra $40 to the rent. No mention of bathroom count.
↑ This four-bedroom, two-bath house in Bernal Heights has something extra up its sleeve: The landlord’s art collection. If the portrait gallery in the living room or the barrel-like ofuro hot tub in the backyard appeal, the price of sharing the space with either comes to $7,150/month. “Small pets considered,” so tell the family to wear something slimming, maybe with vertical stripes.
↑ The bare, exposed look of 10 Mint Plaza provides a completely different value of beauty, at least for those who appreciate concrete floors, or maybe just the views of the adjacent Old Mint and refurbished fire station at 6 Mint Plaza. A single-bed, two-bath, 1,500-plus foot condo in the Mint zone is $7,280/month. “Small pets allowed with references.”
↑ Although this two-bed, two-bath loft in Potrero Hill (next to McKinley Square on 20th Street) is technically smaller than the Mint locale at about 1,100 feet, it’s hard to shake the impression that it’s more open. Maybe it’s the ceilings, complete with spiral stairs and loft overlooking the living room, or maybe it’s the windows from every direction. The blue stone fireplace is a nice touch. The price: $7,200/month. Dogs are permitted, but no cats.
↑ Finally, for all of those renters with a yen for the Mission and Dolores Park, a two-bed, two-and-a-half-bath apartment on 19th Street asks $7,200/month as well. (The ad suggests the presence of a mysterious half bedroom as well, but that’s difficult to imagine.) While it looks a bit hunkered over, it’s two stories, and there’s a view from the roof.