Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $800
↑ 2614 Upperline St looks like the kind of property that just hit the market after being deemed inhabitable. Priced at $800 a month, it's currently bare bones, though its listing promises window unit air conditioners, a full oven, and a fridge. This two bedroom, one bath shotgun is a humble 897 square feet and, as with many shotgun homes, shares a common wall with its neighbor. Its close proximity to Freret restaurants like the Company Burger and High Hat make it all the more desirable. Decent amenities include indoor laundry hookups and a small pet-friendly atmosphere, though a $250 pet deposit is required if you're bringing your four legged friend.
↑ Yet another shotgun home, this time in St Roch. 1820 Franklin Ave provides comparable square footage as well as two bedrooms and a bathroom. Its main draw may be an open floor plan that connects the kitchen to a living room, making entertaining all the more easier. Not a lot can be said for its oddly shiny (and possibly synthetic) hardwood floors, however. Yet again, $800 gets you 900 square feet. This home also considers pets and has a cheaper pet deposit at just $200.
↑ Brad Pitt home alert — this Frank Gehry gem in the Lower Ninth Ward is eco-friendly and seriously ready for you. Its listing strongly suggests that you "just bring your clothes to move in," a weird proposition given the fact that the preceding sentence simply talks about yard care. $700 gets you one bedroom, one bathroom in a fully furnished and seriously quirky 700 square foot double.
↑ Does anyone know what the feng shui level is of pastel lavender doors? If you're looking to feel far more zen and to live near the new Bio-Medical District, might we suggest 2332 Gravier St #B. This one bedroom, one bath knows its place as a studio apartment. It's cheap — just $695 and with all utilities paid. A major boost to this listing is its off-street parking in an area that is set to be overwhelmingly overcrowded once that new LSU hospital opens.
↑ As housing prices continue to rise, it's oddly comforting to see that $800 a month can still get you into a gated community. 8520 Hickory St #5 offers up the type of amenities you'd expect from a one bedroom, one bath in a humble building — balcony, cable, a dishwasher, microwave, and standard appliances as well as parking. Its square footage isn't listed, though its photos make it appear just spacious enough for one person. This Uptown apartment would make a nice, quiet starter apartment for a college student wanting the ease of living near Tulane/Loyola but not the chaos and inanity of frat row.