Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,500.
↑ For $1495/month, you get this cozy 1,000 square-foot Bayou St. John one-bedroom with high ceilings, fireplace mantles, hardwood floors and pocket doors. There is that tree emblazoned on the wall in the bedroom—of course located adjacent to "Not All Who Wander Are Lost" chalk art—but let's hope that's just a decal and not a mural. There's a dishwasher, washer/dryer in a utility shed out back, and a barren backyard space that's shaded by palms.
↑ This 1025 square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom shotgun, right on the Marigny/Bywater border, is going for $1,475/month. The home boasts 12-foot ceilings, restored hardwood flooring, a washer/dryer, and a wooden deck.
↑ Here, $1,500/month gets you this 1,009 square-foot one-bedroom in the Lower Garden District. The second-floor unit includes an extra room that could be used as an office or small bedroom.
↑ This St. Roch two-bedroom, going for $1495/month, has an ice blue exterior that doesn't quite prepare one for the stark white interior. The 1,200 square-foot space was recently renovated, and the home includes new butcher block kitchen counters and appliances (including a washer/dryer). The bedrooms are shotgun style, so it would probably be better to use one as an office.
↑ This one-bedroom unit in the CBD's Saratoga apartments will run you $1,545/month. The modern-industrial abode features sliding doors surrounding the bedroom, and building amenities include a gym and sauna, rooftop deck with a hot tub, movie theater, a bike sharing program and more.