Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,500/month.
↑ Milwaukee, WI (1 bed, 1 bath)—This freshly-painted open-plan unit is housed in the waterfront Marine Terminal Lofts, a former warehouse built in 1918. As such, key features include 12-foot ceilings, huge warehouse-style windows, as well as striking concrete ceilings and structural supports.
↑ Houston, TX (1 bed, 1 bath)—Everything is bigger in Texas, etc...etc...This 956-square-foot one-bedroom apartment looks big, bright, and satisfyingly basic. The stainless appliances, granite counter tops, walk-in closet, shiny wood floors are exactly where you expect them to be.
↑ Memphis, TN (3 beds, 2 baths)—This 1,659-square-foot bungalow rental offers more than a deliciously moody front porch. There's also a fireplace, formal and in-kitchen dining areas, master bedroom with a sitting area, and of course, a large rear deck.
↑ Denver, CO (2 beds, 1 bath)—The not-so-great thing about this 671-square-foot two-bedroom is that it looks likes a "basement" unit of sorts. The better thing is the brand-new carpet and paint job. The best thing will probably have to be the building amenities, which include bike storage, workout room with sauna, and new rooftop with excellent views.
↑ Pittsburgh, PA (1 bed, 1 bath)—Typical of apartments in luxury buildings, this one-bedroom is decked out in modern indulgences, including custom solar shades, Grohe faucets, glass tile backsplash, and high-efficiency A/C and heat. And of course, there are the requisite hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, and "state-of-the-art" on-site facilities .