110-114 Old Preston Ave


This unique Downtown building with exposed stone and original wood trusses and rafters was purchased by the owneres in 1976 to house their printing business, Papercraft Printing & Design (previously Black Flag Press). They closed in 2000, converting the garage door to the press room into a retail front that housed the Charlottesville Running Shop for some years, and now Vibethink. There is not too much documented history about original construction, but it appears that it was built sometime after 1881 as a horse livery stable. The lot next door was part of the same parcel until sometime between 1946 and 1952, when an A&P Grocery store was built. It is rumored that the first car in Charlottesville was housed in the Old Preston building. Prior to Papercraft Printing, it was used by Jarman’s Sportcycles. It did not have stairs between the two floors. Entry to the 2nd floor used to be through an entrance where Lighthouse Theater (previously Vinegar Hill Theater) now sits. In 2019, Alexander Nicholson oversaw renovations that included structural upgrades to roofing trusses, rafters, columns, and stone work, reroofing, increased air sealing and insulation, painting, installing new window treatments and lighting. The space is one of a kind in an amazing location.

  • First Floor
    • 2200 SF, $1.78/sf/mo
    • $3916/month + utilities (gas and electric)
    • Conference room, large common shared space, front reception and waiting area, private phone room
    • Kitchenette
    • 2 Half Bathrooms
    • Heat: Gas
    • AC: Electric
  • Second Floor
    • 2500 SF, $1.78/sf/mo
    • $4450/month + utilities (gas and electric)
    • Three private offices, one large conference room, one storeroom/private office, and large open shared common space
    • Kitchen with range, fridge, dishwasher, pantry
    • 1 Full Bathroom with shower
    • 1 Half Bathroom
    • Heat: Gas
    • AC: Electric

Note that there is no parking on site. Monthly passes may be available at the Omni. Call (434) 971-5500 for more info.

  • Roof Insulation R-41 with two layers of 2.5″ 20 psi polyiso added in 2019 to 2″ from 1992.
  • Added foam all around upper 3-4′ of exterior trusses in 2019 to seal in cornice joints and insulate where there was none previously.
  • Sealed miscellaneous exterior penetrations
  • Double pane MW windows
  • All windows are southwest facing
  • The back side of the building is 100% stone, roughly 2′ thick, and backs up to the neighboring building where Artful Lodger is located.
  • The North facing wall is CMU and shared by the building where Lighthouse Studios is located.
  • Interior Paint: Sherwin Williams Harmony no-VOC Harmony FL EXTRA Custom OC-17 White Dove (Benjamin Moore match) flat for walls and semi-gloss for trim
  • Exterior Siding: stucco
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Interior Trim:

  • Room Height: 9’ on 1st and 14′ 2nd floors, except hallways, kitchen and bathrooms
  • Wood Floor Upstairs: Wood floors are original as far as it is known
  • Wood Floor Downstairs: Poured concrete with risers and engineered wood and carpet
  • Trim: square sticking
  • Wall Finish: Drywall, stone
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Kitchen Finishes

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    • Washer/Dryer: none


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  • Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Kidde Firex smoke detectors (Kidde i4618) go in bedrooms, and Kidde Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide detectors (KID2100 6377-N) go in hallways and common areas.
  • Cable/Internet: Comcast, Ting, and Century Link ready
  • Ethernet Connections: See electric plan
  • Surround Sound Systems: None installed


Sq. Feet: 2200 1st floor, 2500 2nd floor
Finish Date: Late 19th Century, 2019 Renovations
Price: First Floor: $1.78/sf/mo or $3916/month + utilities (gas and electric); Second Floor: $1.78/sf/mo or $4450/month + utilities (gas and electric)