Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. Today's price: $4,000/month, expressed solely in single-family home rentals. You heard right, now dig in!
? The listing agent must be a party hound, considering the odd amount of attention given to the type of "intimate gatherings" promoted by this juicy four-bed West Town rental. When the intimacy runs its course, the fully finished basement means you won't have to "grow your family" in the laundry room. The frame home also delivers fine finishes, three-and-a-half baths, and a two-car garage. The ask: $4,000/month.
? This single-fam is part of the gated Landmark Village in Lake View/Roscoe Village. Get passed the factory-produced vibe and a rather handsome setup reveals itself: hardwood floors, skylights, a vaulted master bedroom, newer kitchen, fireplace, patio, and a private backyard. The 3/2.5 is asking $3,900/month.
? This Lake View spot wins the aesthetics contest as a sharp Victorian with gardens and a broad front porch. At 1,600 square feet, it's the smallest on our list but still manages three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a master w/ marble bath, and a basement family room. There's also a "rear deck/oasis" and a new security system. How much? $3,900/month.
? This Bucktown single-fam resides on a leafy block and kicks things off with a "beautifully landscaped" entrance and patio. Whoa! Let's not get carried away. The property addresses the street with a compact, gated plot with a few plantings bordering an alley— nothing beyond routine. The interiors are more winning, with high ceilings, skylights, new hardwood floors, two fireplaces, three decks, and a basement wet bar. This is far and away the largest of our $4,000/month selection, closing in on 4,000 square feet.