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 is another person's townhouse? Today's price: $6,800.
↑ The ad for a Rincon Hill condo is so in love with itself that it’s almost impossible to contain, but there’s something charming about the degree of chutzpah in the copy: “This luxury development is a convergence: of structure and imagination, of the classic and the eclectic, of art and life...a statement about elegance in a place where elegance actually means something.” Oh dear. This two-bed, two-bath condo inside the Japser costs an incredible $6,645/month. No mention of pets; is there room for dogs at the convergence of art and life? We may never know.
↑ This other two-bed, two-bath apartment, located in Russian Hill, plays on the keywords “elegant” and “classic,” pushing the refinement of its Edwardian building and details like lustrous green finish on the living room fireplace or the views-on-all-sides parlor. Note that, although technically on the Russian Hill border, this home is close to North Beach proper. The whole shebang runs $6,800/month, but on the bright side it permits both dogs and cats. An elegant allowance indeed.
↑ This Lower Pac Heights flat, with three bedrooms and two baths, is sharp with A-frame ceilings. One of the many benefits of a top-floor abode. The ad also mentions a “lounge,” which appears to be an alcove off to the side of the living room. Cute. But it’s $6,695/month and no pets allowed. Alas.
↑ Not many detached houses seem to rent at this price point in the city, but this home in Mission Terrace (near Glen Park) features four beds and three baths over three levels and some 2,600 square feet. The property is dubbed “quiet, sunny, and private.” The trees in the yard bear fruit as a bonus. But no pets again, even at $6,800/month.
↑ And this final flat sits smack dab in the middle of the Mission on 19th Street, insidea gorgeous 1913 building that, according to the ad, was recently renovated. It comes with four bedrooms and one bath. The ad also points out that the place is still under rent control. And although that’s less useful at $6,800/month, at least one can rent it for the long haul. Best of all, it even allows pets—will wonders never cease?
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Mission Terrace House
Lower Pac Heights Flat
Russian Hill Apartment