Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Historic Architectural Landmark


Sophisticated loft condo, once home to the historic Knickerbocker Press, for sale

New Rochelle, N.Y. – March 9, 2015 – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a sophisticated loft condo in the “Knickerbocker Lofts,” a converted residential building that once served as home-base to the historic Knickerbocker Press, a printing facility for the renowned Manhattan publishing company G.P. Putnam’s Sons.  The property, which is located in the town of New Rochelle, N.Y., is represented by Larchmont agent Lisa Sangster and offered at $399,999.

“G.P. Putnam’s Sons,” originally known as “George P. Putnam,” is one of America’s leading publishing companies, with more hardcover New York Times bestsellers than any other imprint, as well as an impressive list of award-winning, bestselling authors throughout the world. Their first printing and manufacturing office was initially located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and eventually relocated to New Rochelle, N.Y., where the Knickerbocker Press Building was specifically built in 1889 for the firm.  Beginning in 1892, the facility fully functioned as a publishing house for the next 30 years, in time housing other companies, only to be later converted into residential lofts in 2007.

The building, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, now boasts converted one-bedroom, one-bathroom condos with a contemporary style and spacious, flowing layout.  History meets modern-day design at this meticulously renovated residence, where one will find exposed brick walls, soaring 12-foot ceilings and pine floors throughout.  An up-to-date kitchen with stainless steel appliances opens to a living room as well as a dining area, which boasts oversized storm windows, filling the condo with an abundance of sunlight.  The residence’s bedroom offers ample space and an open walk-in closet.  Four additional closets, loft attic storage, as well as a Bosch washer/dryer complete the home. Additional complex amenities include a virtual doorman, rooftop deck, gym and lounge room with fireplace.  All residents are deeded one parking spot.

“This beautiful condo development offers future residents the chance to live in an architectural landmark,” said Sangster.  “Not only is it rich in history, the property also offers a wonderful, amenity-filled, luxurious lifestyle in an ideal location just blocks away from transportation, and all the community offerings of this vibrant and charming Long Island Sound town of Westchester County.”

For more information on the property, located at 52 Webster Avenue, please visit the firm’s website here.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 26 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firm Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division.  For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes more than 16,570 sales associates located in 760 offices throughout 60 countries and territories.

Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Lisa Sangster

Real Estate Agent



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