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 person's studio another's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $2,100/month. And the theme? West Coast, Best Coast.
↑ Seattle, WA (1 bed, 2 baths)—Located to the southeast of downtown Seattle, blocks to Seward Park and Lake Washington, this newly-constructed 800-square-foot cottage comes fully furnished in an industrial style. There are bamboo floors, quartz counters, lofty ceilings, a hint of concrete, and an upper deck with lake views.
↑ Portland, OR (3 beds, 2 baths)—This 1,800-square-foot bungalow was built in 1908 and sits in the Overlook neighborhood of Portland, right on the east shore of the Willamette River. The cheery yellow-and-purple abode features crown moulding, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors inside, as well as a leafy pergola in the backyard.
↑ San Francisco, CA (Studio)—This is a studio apartment in the Marina/Cow Hollow area of San Francisco, within walking distance to the Marina Green and Fort Mason recreational areas by the water. It’s got hardwood floors and an updated kitchen.
↑ Los Angeles, CA (1 bed, 1 bath)—For $2,100/month, you get get a newly renovated 550-square-foot bungalow in Hollywood with updated appliances, hardwood floors, and bathroom fixtures. The courtyard shared with the five other units in the complex is kind of cute, too.
↑ San Diego, CA (2 beds, 1 bath)—This 1926 house, located three miles from the San Diego Zoo, clocks in at 950 square feet, and includes a multipurpose room that can become a third bedroom. There’s a remodeled bathroom, energy efficient windows and doors, and raised bed gardens around the lot.