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First look inside Alloy Development’s 168 Plymouth in Dumbo

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The project is one of the last loft conversions in the neighborhood

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Alloy Development has unveiled new renderings for 168 Plymouth in Dumbo, one of the last loft conversions in the neighborhood. The project was approved last August by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and will feature two buildings—42 and 50 Jay Street—connected by a private courtyard. Overall, it will include 46 homes that will vary in style, including townhouses, brick and timber lofts, and more modern penthouses.

The historic structures, built by Masury & Sons Paintworks, served different purposes. One, built in 1891, was used for storage and manufacturing; the neighboring building, constructed in 1921, served as a paint manufacturing facility.

“Given the two historic construction typologies, some interiors feature white painted brick and exposed timber beams while others have exposed concrete columns and ceilings with oversized daylight factory windows,” a spokesman for Alloy Development told Curbed in a statement.

The loft homes will feature large windows and high ceilings in their interiors.

Brick and timber loft
Daylight factory loft

The LPC had initially asked for a change to the paint color Alloy proposed for the project, but ultimately approved the project on the second try. The former paint manufacturing buildings at 42-50 Jay Street housed a rehabilitation and treatment center run by Phoenix House prior to this residential conversion. Construction will begin later in the spring.

168 Plymouth is one of five Alloy projects that are either completed or in the works in the waterfront neighborhood; the others include condos at One John Street and 185 Plymouth Street, and the Dumbo townhouses on Pearl Street.