January 29, 2009
A Reader Asks, We Respond, You Add The Scoop: 21 Lafayette
Your Question: What’s happening at corner of Layfayette and Minna (“I heard they are going to be rentals rather than for sale”)?
Our response: It’s a three unit building (21 Lafayette) that we believe was mapped as condos but could very well end up being rented out.
The Opportunity: To prove us wrong (or just add the inside scoop).
First Published: January 29, 2009 12:15 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
I'm not crazy about this place. I've been there.
Posted by: jessep at January 29, 2009 12:55 PM
not crazy about what place? The building? The neighborhood? Cuz I live in this neighborhood (right down the street from this place), it's a wonderful neighborhood. Surrounded by major streets, once you step into any of these alleys (natoma, minna, lafayette, etc) you are peacefully emerged into a quite tree-lined roads. it's really charming.
Posted by: natomahead at January 29, 2009 2:57 PM
I meant the building. It's a fantastic neigborhood.
Posted by: jessep at January 29, 2009 3:00 PM
Hey Jessep, what are the like inside? Are they full floor units? Any details?
Posted by: MoreInfo at January 29, 2009 4:18 PM
lol@every building shown on the main page right now - they all look like something out of LegoLand. Why can't we have at least one interesting building/development every now and then? Oh well, I'm a 94123 guy so what do I know.
Posted by: lolcat_94123 at January 29, 2009 11:00 PM
I live right next door and spoke with the developer at length today. He invited me to walk through them and I was pleasantly surprised. While they are town homes (vertical living) they seem to have some nice finishes and very unique floorplans. I look forward to more great neighbors.
Posted by: the neighbor at January 30, 2009 12:16 AM
Agree with Jessep on the building (I know nothing about the neighborhood). It, like half the stuff on these pages just looks cheaply designed, and even more cheaply constructed - and hardly seem like positive additions to a streetscape. Will most of them outlast that older building that's peeking above the trees next to it?
Posted by: Patrick at January 30, 2009 9:29 AM
Funny thing is that this looks almost like the Strata. (See below.)
Posted by: jlasf at January 30, 2009 10:44 AM
Actually, the construction is pretty solid, double windows, good street feel. I will take a new construction with lots of light any day.
I think part of the draw of SF is the mixture of new and old and I think this one fits well into its location.
Posted by: mixitup at January 30, 2009 11:53 AM
It does look like decent quality. I also like that it does not tower above anything else and is in agreements with the rest of the hood. I hope this will alleviate some of the loitering by the street people and improve the safety feel around here.
Posted by: guacamole at February 2, 2009 8:59 PM