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: $3,000.
↑ First up, a one-bedroom, pone-bath apartment in this gorgeous Beaux-Arts building (circa 1928) on Stanyan, right on the very edge of Golden Gate Park in the Haight. The parquet, the tile, and the solitary built-in on the inside don’t quite measure up to the solid and stately look of its dual-winged brick exterior, but they’re not half bad in their own right either. (Although note that these photos are only of a “typical unit.”) It’s a pet-free building, and the monthly price is $2,995.
↑ Round two takes the brick inside for a one-bedroom, one-bath Hayes Valley apartment inside a gorgeous 1907 building. The small windows make it look a bit smaller even than it is, but it’s a pet-friendly place, centrally located on Fell Street. The price again is $2,995/month.
↑ And that magic number ($2,995) strikes again in yet another little Beaux-Arts building and apartment, this one on Sutter in Lower Nob Hill, just across the street from the Hotel Carlton. The one-bedroom, one-bath home is a touch roomier than today’s previous listings at 600 square feet, which leaves room for pets, which are allowed here.
↑ Anybody looking for the most space at the price point will have to take the ride out to the Richmond at 31st Avenue, where a one-bedroom, one-bath flat in a gray but dapper 1920s building costs $3,000/month. That yields 850 square feet with some bay windows thrown in for the trouble. No dogs allowed, but cats are okay with a $500 deposit.
↑ And finally, for those in the market for a prime location for $3,000, consider moving up to Russian Hill on Hyde Street immediately adjacent to Russian Hill Park, just around the corner from Ghirardelli Square. It comes with hardwood floors, a fire place, and a cozy 725 square feet. Alas, no pets allowed.