Via Galveston Monthly:
SF Capital, a real estate development and investment venture firm, recently announced the launch of its latest project, The Strand Historic Lofts, located at 2400 Mechanic Street in downtown Galveston. Originally a printing press built in 1890, the classic building has been transformed into signature residences with unmistakable style, highlighting the allure of the Historic Strand District.
“Each home is unique and has a story behind it,” said SF Capital Principal Will Stolz. “We are carefully renovating and transforming this historic building into high-style lofts. Each home offers high-end fixtures and unmatched, impressive finishes that integrate exposed original brick walls, authentic tongue and groove pine wood floors, soaring 12-14 foot exposed beam wood ceilings and original, beautiful 10 foot windows and storm shutters.”
The signature 37 condominium residences with urban flair, feature controlled-access entry, gated garage parking, fitness center and a rooftop deck. Residents may choose from unique one or two bedroom floor plans ranging in size from approximately 900 square feet to nearly 1,900 square feet and are priced from the low $200s.
Many homes feature distinctive, historic architectural details such as ceilings with wood timbers and iron arches, iron turnbuckles and tin-clad rolling fire doors. Antique elevator cables and carriages give residents their own piece of history. Additional artifacts from the Gutenberg Printing Press, a “stairway to nowhere” and antique vaults can also be found in the homes.
The Strand Historic Lofts boasts high-end modern aspects such as in-wall USB charging ports, Elfa closet systems, updated kitchens with center islands and built-in premium stainless steel appliances. Residents will enjoy granite, honed marble, quartz or slate kitchen countertops and upgraded designer lighting. Custom cabinetry features stained or painted finishes and additional double-height cabinets with rolling ladder access. Bathrooms include custom vanities with Carrara marble tile floors, shower surround and countertops with double under mount sinks and faucets.
The developers seized the opportunity to restore and improve the grand old building, which was built in 1890 as the home office for Clarke & Courts Printing, one of the most successful printers in Texas during the early twentieth century. In 1994, the building was converted into lofts while still maintaining the original architectural details, making it a proud part of Galveston’s legacy and renaissance.
Sales and marketing for The Strand Historic Lofts are handled exclusively by The Marketing Directors, LLC. The sales center and fully furnished designer model, located at 2400 Mechanic Street, are open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon – 5 p.m. For more information about the lofts, visit www.thestrandlofts.com.