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Rent in Detroit, Boston, Washington D.C.: $1,400/Month Can Get You Everything From a Tiny House to a Giant Loft

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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: $1,400/month.


↑ New Orleans, LA (1 bed, 1 bath)—Now this is dreamy. Located within walking distance of Tulane University, this bright, airy loft offers an open living-dining area, fully-equipped kitchen, and separate bedroom. We also spy a lovely sitting area off the stairway and french doors.


↑ Washington, DC (Studio, 1 bath)—For $1,400/month, you can snag D.C.'s smallest house, clocking in at 252 square feet. To quote Wall Street Journal columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gene Weingarten, who toured the 9-foot wide home back in 2009, "It stands out from the other houses on the block like a Barbie doll in a police lineup." Tiny it may be, the Capitol Hill abode comes with front and rear yards, off-street parking, renovated kitchen and bathroom, exposed brick, and hardwood floors.


↑ Detroit, MI (2 beds, 2 baths)—This 1,400-square-foot Midtown Detroit loft is rich in space and exposed brick and ductwork. The open-plan living, dining, kitchen area leads to two bedrooms—the master includes a walk-closet—and a small deck in the rear of the apartment. The rental also includes one gated parking space.


↑ Boston, MA (1 bed, 1 bath)—There's not much glamour to this South Boston one-bedroom but it does have a few nice touches: in addition to hardwood floors and newer kitchen, there's a cute breakfast table area and private rear patio. The listing lays out a few caveats: "no additional storage, no off-street parking."


↑ Atlanta, GA (1 bed, 1 bath) —This garden-level apartment in northwest Atlanta looks surprisingly well-lit and breezy and comes with access to a large fenced backyard. It's also 50 feet away from a 14.5-acre local park with scenic trails. To quote the listing, "Bring your pup."

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