One of the last condo-to-loft conversions left in Dumbo has now launched sales. Alloy Development’s 168 Plymouth, which comprises two historic buildings previously owned by paint manufacturers Masury & Son Paintworks, will have 46 one- to four-bedroom units.
The units, ranging from $1.4 to a little over $6 million, will include penthouses, brick and timber homes, townhouses, and daylight factory homes. The two buildings, at 42 and 50 Jay Street, will be connected by a private courtyard.
All units will have large windows, high ceilings, and white oak floors, but specific features for each include: Private rooftop terraces in its penthouses; exposed columns and bricks in its brick and timber homes; a private entrance on Jay Street in the duplex townhouses; and restored concrete beams and columns in the daylight factory homes.
Historically, the two Masury & Son Paintworks buildings served different purposes: One of them was built in 1891 and was used for storage and manufacturing, while the other one, built in 1921, was a paint manufacturing facility. Both buildings are part of Dumbo’s historic district, and most recently housed a rehab and treatment center run by Phoenix House.
Given their different purposes and the years they were built, the structures are aesthetically different: The one built in 1891 has exposed bricks and beams and the one built in 1921 has factory-style casement windows and exposed concrete.
The manufacturing building, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report reads, “makes it representative of American factory architecture of this period and contributes to the architectural and historical character of the Dumbo historic district.”
168 Plymouth is one of five Alloy Development projects that are either completed or in the works. Others include the Dumbo townhouses on Pearl Street and condos at One John Street and 185 Plymouth Street.