It doesn’t get much more city-chic than the stately red-brick building at the corner of Chestnut and Main Streets in Dobbs Ferry. The circa 1896 structure has served as everything from a grain storage site to an agricultural hardware store, a shoe factory, and, most recently, the home of legal publisher Oceana Publications. Today it’s the site of Print House Lofts, a luxury condo-loft development that is the epitome of the new upscale urbanity that is flourishing across the county.
The interior design of the Print House Loft units merges historic flourishes with modern touches.
The residences — eight market-rate, plus two affordable-housing units housed at 40 Chestnut Street, the fully redone Oceana building; and eight market-rate units at 50 Chestnut Street, a repurposed and expanded warehouse from the 1950s — keep their nod to history through touches like reclaimed wood accents, high ceilings, and exposed pipes, bricks, and beams. Modern luxury shows up in the form of wide-plank white-oak flooring, Bosch appliances, in-unit laundry, waterfall Aurea quartz kitchen islands, herringbone Carrara marble bathroom floors, and WiFi thermostats.
This duality is a large part of the appeal, according to developer Bart Blatt, who is a passionate advocate for repurposing old structures. “There is nothing with this sense of authenticity in Westchester,” Blatt says. The stunning Hudson River views throughout add to the appeal, says agent Francie Malina of Compass, who is handling sales for the project.
The exterior of both 40 and 50 Chestnut Street.
The Print House residences range from 1,200–2,600 square feet, and homes in the 50 Chestnut Street building also have outdoor terraces of up to 600 square feet. Sales have been brisk, with nine of the 16 units in contract at press time. The remaining seven residences, all two-bedrooms, are priced between $757,000 and $2.1 million.