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: $3,000/month.
↑ Portland, OR (3 beds, 2.5 baths)—It's not one of Portland's airy midcentury time capsules but it's a well enough maintained home from the same era. The 2,247-square-foot home offers large windows and a balcony and rear patio that make the most of the lush, landscaped lot.
↑ Baltimore, MD (1 bed, 1.5 baths)—Once the largest and fastest grain elevator in the world, the 1923-build Silo Point is now a flashy luxury condo tower with unobstructed views of the harbor. This 1,396-square-foot unit (with a private balcony!), decked out in stainless steel appliances, granite and limestone countertops, hardwood floors, and promises some stellar sunrises.
↑ Austin, TX (3 beds, 3 baths)—Art deco in Texas! This late-'40s home is filled with original built-ins, tiling, and and curvy details (walls, showers, etc.) There's also a generous balcony, though the lot, at least according to listing photos, isn't exactly a looker.
↑ Cleveland, OH (2 beds, 2.5 baths)—It's hard to tell exactly what you're getting with this 3,000-square-foot townhouse, but the answer is in vicinity of a lot. The listing photos show a suave living room that opens out to a side deck, a double-height bedroom, some sort of attic-esque quarters, and another rooftop deck.
↑ Providence, Rhode Island (5 beds, 1 bath)—The bedroom to bathroom ratio in this 1,400-square-foot spread sounds like a bad idea, but the house itself looks pretty charming. One can look forward to ultra-glossy hardwood floors and a new-ish kitchen.
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