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: $3,750.
↑ Gentrification watchers in Bayview might take pause at this two-bed, two-bath condo on Third Street, renting for $3,750/month, that advertises its proximity to Craftsman and Wolves. The building (which dates to 2010) even sits across the street from a distillery and a craft brewery. The ad also makes note the second bedroom’s, “custom-designed built-in Murphy's bed,” which may have more trouble catching on as a fad, as well as the “gracious flow” between living room, kitchen, and balcony. No mention of whether pets are allowed.
↑ But from there it’s only a few blocks to Portola and Dartmouth Street, where for a small discount on the price ($3,700/month) renters can opt for a three-bed, two-bath house that has a separate in-law studio down in the garage. It means sacrificing the easy proximity to craft liquor and sushi over on Third Street, but the big yard on this place might hold more appeal anyway. The pet policy here is likewise a mystery.
↑ This two-bedroom, two-bath apartment in the Western Addition dubs itself a “commuter’s dream.” Possibly this is because its near both Van Ness and Geary, stowed somewhere inside the retro 1964 Carrillon Towers. The apartment’s wedge-shaped layout and bubble-like balcony probably strikes most would-be renters more than the terrain of the transit though. Here the asking price is $3,715/month, and not only are pets allowed but the ad even boasts a dog park on the grounds.
↑ And here’s a one-bed, one-and-a-half-bath SoMa loft on Clara Street that comes emphatically furnished. The landlord specifies that said furnishings are “not optional,” so what you see is most definitely what you get, including reclaimed tree boughs and a “pergola tent” serving in the bedroom. $3,725/month and pets are okay, even with the fancy decor.
↑ Finally, those who would rather situate themselves between the points of Duboce Triangle can spring for a one-bed, one-bath apartment on Henry Street for $3,750/month. Pets allowed with deposit, with no apparent fear of scuffing up the freshly renovated white interiors.
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