By Sally Kuchar
Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $3,300.
↑ $3,350/month gets you an airy and bright top-floor one-bedroom apartment in the heart of the Marina. The unit's many architectural highlights include arched doorways, moldings galore, and a colorful tiled bathroom. The building's also within two blocks of the Marina Green. Parking's available for an additional $150/month, but pets aren't allowed and there's no laundry.
If living in a Victorian apartment isn't your thing, this more modern one-bedroom rental in North Beach is a good option at $3,350/month. It has a fireplace, plus on-site (and free) laundry, and the unit comes with a parking spot gratis. The most attractive feature, though, is the nearly 360-square-foot private patio that's accessible from both the living room and bedroom. Add that 360 square feet to the apartment's 600 and you're talking nearly 1,000 square feet of private living space in the heart of North Beach.
This Pacific Heights apartment is described as a junior one-bedroom, which almost always means spacious studio. That said, it's still cute as a button. The unit's got a "large living room" and "formal dining room," and we're thinking the dining room doubles as a bedroom. We're seriously swooning over the adorable green tiled bathroom, which has a tub and a separate shower. Other highlights include a private deck and on-site laundry. No pets are allowed, but there's parking for an additional fee. This rental will run you $3,250/month.
On a quiet alley in the Mission, $3,300/month gets you a 700-square-foot two-bedroom apartment. The kitchen's got a pantry and there's an additional sunroom for storage. Speaking of the sunroom, there are hookups for a washer and dryer in there if you want to splurge on your own machines. No pets, no parking, and no word on whether the fireplace works.
Head over to Nob Hill and a sunny and pet-friendly one-bedroom apartmentcan be had for $3,300/month. The main rooms are lovely, but the kitchen is a mess. We've never seen a stove or fridge look so left out of the party. There are coin-operated laundry machines in the building, but there's no parking.