Just completed in 2013, and right across the street from our office, the Rankin Press Lofts are the newest choice for downtown living in Asheville. This mixed-use project encompasses five historic buildings and brings 13 lofts, 5 retail spaces and an expansion for the LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery) The Rankin Press project includes The Miller Press building, built in the 1900’s, and now boasting a modern metal-clad addition of two floors to the existing brick structure, three buildings constructed in the 1920’s and the former site of the A&P grocery store built in the 1950’s.
These historic buildings have been repurposed for modern living while taking advantage of the beautiful character of the original elements of the turn of the century building. Stainless appliances, concrete counter tops and luxurious baths meet lofty ceilings, large windows, exposed brick and oak flooring for a perfect marriage of old and new. A highlight is the original, hand painted Miller Press sign on the brick façade now restored in Unit #303.
There are 8 two-bedroom units, 4 one-bedroom units and 1 studio.
Unit square footages range from 576-1594.
11 lofts have outdoor living space- a mix of patios, sunrooms and balconies.
Sustainability was a big consideration in the construction:
Solar heated hot water system to serve the building
Community Bicycle Room
H20 Efficient Plumbing Fixtures
Lexington Avenue was recently named one of North Carolina’s top five great main streets by the NC Chapter of American Planning Association. Amenities are the neighborhood! Top’s for Shoes, The Vault, Table, Imperial Life Bar and Real Living Carolina Property are the neighboring businesses-just steps away from the Rankin Press Lofts. You get the idea – shopping, dining and entertainment at your doorstep.
Modern Living in Asheville is excited to have the first buyer under contract for Rankin Press Lofts. Please let us know if we can schedule a showing for you but hurry before these units are all sold out!
Modern Living in Asheville
Carol Marin 828-545-2712 Kelly Erin-Spinney 828-333-8830