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: $6,000.
↑ Still on the market from February, Pacific Heights, boasts a two-bed, one-bath apartment in a beautiful George Applegarth building at 1900 Broadway with a drop-dead box grid ceiling that seems to go on forever. In fact, the price has now dropped $200 to $5,800/month. Here’s what it offers: “stunning carved coffered ceilings, Venetian plaster, 19th century French chandelier, golf leaf details, formal dining room and gorgeous oak hardwood floors.” The landlord still hasn’t budged on the question of pets, however, which remain off limits.
↑ Speaking of neighborhoods with fancy pedigree, rarely does the famously highfalutin likes of St. Francis Wood offer any kind of rental stock for Comparisons. But today there’s a house a 9 Santa Paula—located at the westernmost edge of the neighborhood and its street marker—offering a slate of three bedrooms, one bath, and over 1,500 square feet for the princely figure of $6,000/month. The ad promises “decorative fireplace, new furnace, new windows, new paint, French door[s], one car garage off alley” as well as “convenient location,” the latter of which at least is relative. It also mentions an exterior paint job in progress—in case six-grand tier renters aren’t partial to pink.
↑ Meanwhile, here’s a loft in SoMa that’s leaning away from the industrial look and more toward a softer and contemporary touch, standard white interiors and all. For $6,000/month renters net three beds, three baths, and 1,400 square feet, with each of its three floors hosting a separate bed-and-bath combo of its own. The place comes furnished, but the ad cautions, “Furniture in the pictures are not current.” The pet policy, on the other hand, has not yet been furnished, as the ad doesn’t mention it one way or the other.
↑ On the other hand, this apartment in Lower Nob Hill at Bush and Jones seems to lean toward a spare and Spartan vibe, even though it too charges the full $6,000/month for three bedrooms and three baths. Maybe it’s the presence of bunk beds in the photos, but there’s a distinctly dorm-like atmosphere about this place in spite of the post-doc price tag, and the advertised “common kitchen” isn’t relieving the impression any. In fact, this ad comes by way of L38group, which specializes in student housing, although this listing does present itself to the general renting public and, again, charges $6,000/month. Just another San Francisco rental story. No pets allowed.
↑ This house in the Mission hopes its hot 22nd Street and Capp locale will attract renters to the tune of $5,995/month. It’s four bedrooms, two baths, and “tall ceilings” in a place that dates to at least 1900 (city records are always hazy around that date, so it’s anyone’s guess), and, brace yourselves, dogs and cats both allowed.
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