If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the past few months, it’s the importance of living in a home we truly love within a caring community that offers easy access to the activities we enjoy and the resources we need.

In Lancaster city, that special place is the Press Building, a former cigar factory and print company at Prince and Lemon streets that is now home to 48 upscale residential condos.

Residents of the Press Building enjoy a unique style of downtown living — the big-city feel of walkable amenities, from restaurants and shops to galleries and entertainment venues, along with a small-town size and sense of community.

And with Lancaster back in the green phase, residents are finding more ways to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

This destination address has attracted a vibrant mix of residents of all ages, some local and others from different states and even countries.

Only two move-in-ready units remain, but there are still opportunities to customize a unit of your own. Both two-bed/two-bath and two-bed plus study/two-bath options are available, ranging in size from 1,065 to 1,600 square feet.

The beauty of customizing a unit at the Press Building is the opportunity to marry the building’s historic character with all the personal touches that make it the home of your dreams — one where you want to spend your time even when you don’t have to shelter in place.

All units feature elements of the building’s industrial past, such as exposed brick walls, cement columns and soaring windows that offer breathtaking views of the city skyline.

Buyers can personalize their homes by selecting all of their finishes, flooring and paint colors and designing their own kitchens, right down to the tile, countertops, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, accessories and lighting. They can even make minor modifications to the floor plans.

Although new construction may be intimidating for some, buyers receive hands-on guidance through the entire process from seasoned professionals, including custom home builders Duff Builders; the developer, Drogaris Companies; and Realtors Gretchen Karr and Richard Boas Jr. of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty, who are highly experienced in new construction.

For those who choose the quicker move-in-ready option, the two available units include high-end features that are standard in every Press Building condo — hardwood floors, stylish Shaker cabinetry with dove-tail drawer boxes and soft-close doors, stainless steel appliances and gas ranges, granite countertops and tiled showers with frameless glass doors.

The Press Building offers a host of other amenities as well, including private balconies, a rooftop deck where residents can unwind and enjoy the view, a fitness center, and the award-winning first-floor restaurant, Amorette. Residents also enjoy secure package delivery and secured garage parking.

Drogaris Companies has made such creative repurposing of the city’s historic buildings a hallmark of its 45 years in business — mindfully preserving the past while creating commercial and residential spaces that meet contemporary needs.

Open houses at the Press Building are held Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. with safety precautions in place.

To learn more about the Press Building or to schedule a showing, visit lancasterpressbuilding.com, call listing agents Richard Boas Jr. and Gretchen Karr at 717-295-4663, or email pressbuilding@homesale.com.

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