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168 Plymouth Street. Credit: Alloy Development 168 Plymouth Street. Credit: Alloy Development
Alloy Development has launched sales at 168 Plymouth Street. Alloy Design has joined a pair of pre-war loft buildings into a 46-unit complex, topped with newly-constructed penthouses that combine the avant-garde with historic inspiration. The storied project, which spans three centuries of development, boasts a diverse array of apartments with varied resident experiences and diverse finish palettes.
168 Plymouth Street, Alloy Development, Alloy Design, DUMBO, loft, prewar, condo, cobblestone, Manhattan Bridge Jay Street entrance. Credit: Alloy Development
DUMBO’s two-decade transformation from an industrial precinct to an iconic residential enclave has been so thorough that new loft conversions are becoming scarce. For their fifth DUMBO project, Alloy has snagged a pair of pre-war factories just east of the Manhattan Bridge. Though both once served as part of the Masury Paint Works, which the Landmarks Preservation Commission calls “one of the most important paint manufacturing companies” of its time, the two buildings’ distinct styles have prompted distinct aesthetic solutions.
168 Plymouth Street, Alloy Development, Alloy Design, DUMBO, loft, prewar, condo A
The five-story 50 Jay Street, designed by architect P. Faust and built in 1891, sports round arches that mark its aesthetic as that of the American Round Arch style, derived from the German Rundbogenstil. Alloy has renovated the structure as Brick and Timber Homes, where beams and columns of longleaf pine frame walls of restored 19th century brick. The penthouse addition sports broad, floor-to-ceiling windows, arched in homage to the factory below.
168 Plymouth Street, Alloy Development, Alloy Design, DUMBO, loft, prewar, condo A
The seven-story 42 Jay Street, built next door in 1921, exemplifies the concrete-framed “daylight factory,” where then-recent concept of structural framing created broad widows that liberated the worker from toiling in dark spaces. Sunshine, which remains a sought-after commodity in the crowded city, is in ample supply in the aptly named Daylight Factory Homes. The penthouse above further refines the concept, where a jewel-box of thin concrete piers and unobstructed plate glass windows gazes upon the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines.


Amenities at 168 Plymouth include a 24-hour doorman, lobby lounge, a courtyard garden designed by landscape architecture studio Future Green, shared roof terrace with gas grill, fitness room designed by La Palestra, two bike parking spots per home, and storage units and cabanas available for purchase.


The one- to four-bedroom homes start at $1.4M, with occupancy slated for winter 2020-2021.

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