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: $5,600.
↑ Few words are as compelling in the San Francisco housing market as “beautiful Victorian mansion”—unless you add the words “Pacific Heights,” as in the case of this rental on California Street. But for $5,600/month, this isn’t the full mansion on offer. Instead, this is for a flat that’s part of the larger once-single family home, coming in at two beds and two baths. The place comes furnished, which might prove a burden for some renters. No mention if pets are allowed to come play nice with the interiors.
↑ Meanwhile, in the Marina, this apartment is going with the ever-popular “brand new renovation” route. The interiors of this three-bed, one-bath place are contemporary and sport “hardwood floors throughout, three equally sized bedrooms, a large eat in kitchen with stainless appliances and a huge rear porch with laundry in unit”—all to the tune of $5,500/month. Parking is extra. Pets are “negotiable” with extra deposit. Note that this place is located on Lombard but not on the famous curvy bit with all the tourists where they did the car flip in the last Ant-Man movie, which is possibly a good thing.
↑ Finishing a trifecta of fancy-pants neighborhoods, Cow Hollow offers a two-bed, one-bath apartment, dubbed a “timeless, romantic home [that] has been recently remodeled and furnished for the contemporary era.” The wood trim breaks up the white interiors a bit, and the ancillary rooms opt for soft colors. Notice that the advertised fireplace is one of those new jobs the size of a microwave oven rather than the prominent hearth found in most San Francisco homes. No word if pets are allowed.
↑ If you want to hit up someplace really newfangled, Mission Bay is a good bet these days. Here we have a two-bed, two-bath condo immediately south of Mission Creek that’s out for $5,500/month, part of the “highly desirable One Mission Bay,” a development that’s barely more than two years old. “The oversized master bedroom has enough room for a sitting area and floor to ceiling glass window overlooking Mission Creek,” according to the ad, while the “spa-like master bath has dual sinks, enclosed shower, upgraded fixtures, and a large walk-in closet.” The burning question: Which roommate wins the coin-toss for each? No word on pets here, by the way.
↑ And finally, Jordan Park offers a full three-bed, one-bath single-family home on Euclid Avenue for $5,600/month. The ad gives the abode the somewhat confusing designation of a “classic-contemporary 1932” home. That apparently means two car garage, “formal living room” with vaulted ceiling, ornamental fireplace, and a dining room that the ad specifically warns you “won’t work as a fourth bedroom.” Refreshingly, cats and dogs are all allowed in on this one.
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Pac Heights Flat
Cow Hollow Apartment
Mission Bay Condo
Jordan Park House