Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount (or thereabouts) in the Boston area. Is one woman’s studio another woman’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Next up is $4,000 a month in Boston proper.
The 590-square-foot Unit 3 at 60 Commonwealth Avenue is available furnished or unfurnished for the same rent. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom on the parlor level includes central air and an in-unit washer-dryer.
Unit 1 at 37 Telegraph Street runs to 1,400 square feet on two levels, and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The spread comes fully furnished at no additional charge, and the rent covers wifi as well as use of the in-unit W/D.
A washer-dryer also comes with Unit 2 at 71 Chestnut Street. The 1,180-square-footer comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Unit 18A at the W Boston at 100 Stuart Street includes one bedroom and one bathroom within its 878 square feet. The rent covers use of an entertainment console and a surround system—and a tenant would be entitled to the W’s suite of amenities as well as to valet parking (albeit the latter for an additional $400 a month).
We end with Unit 1 at 87 Waltham Street. It’s a newly redone 1,500-square-foot duplex with two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a private garden and deck out back.
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Unit 3 at 60 Commonwealth in Back Bay
Unit 1 at 37 Telegraph in Southie
Unit 2 at 71 Chestnut in Beacon Hill
Unit 18A at the W in downtown
Unit 1 at 87 Waltham in the South End