110-114 Old Preston Ave (1st Floor) LEASED



This unique Downtown commercial building has exposed stone and original wood rafters and is located at the entrance corridor of the west end of the Downtown Mall behind the Omni Hotel. Phaeton Gallery is upstairs. The first floor retail facing space is move in ready as office space and is handicap accesible. Shared lobby entrance option. Kitchen and bathroom recently updated. Retail or Co-working may be an option. Contact Joey Conover at 434-806-7871 for leasing opportunities.

  • First Floor – Available
    • 2,200 SF
    • Conference/large office, central shared common space, three offices, one small office/storage room, front reception and waiting area (could be more common space)
    • Kitchenette with full fridge, no range
    • 2 Half Bathrooms (1 accessible)
    • Heat: Gas
    • AC: Electric
  • Second Floor – Leased
    • 2,285 SF
    • Three private offices, one large office, one large conference room, one storeroom/private office, and large open shared common space (amazing loft apartment for residential use as well)
    • Space may be reconfigured
    • Kitchen with range, hood, fridge, dishwasher, pantry
    • 1 Full Bathroom with shower
    • 1 Half Bathroom
    • Heat: Gas
    • AC: Electric
    • Laundry hook-ups in place. Stacked units can be added. Shop sink in place now.
  • Term: 24 Months, may be negotiable
  • Tenant Responsible: Utility Fee (Gas, Electric, Water/Sewer), telecommunications, janitorial, snow removal and exterior sidewalk cleaning
  • Landlord Responsible: Taxes, Insurance, CAM Fees
  • Common Area Maintenance (CAM) Fees: Common area utilities (maintenance room, lobby, and exterior HVAC and lighting)
  • 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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  • Front walkway: Poured concrete
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  • 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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    • 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


This unique Downtown building with exposed stone and original wood trusses and rafters was purchased by the owners 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 currently houses the County of Albemarle Economic Development Office. We have not found 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 1938 and 1946, when an A&P Grocery store was built. It is rumored that the first car in Charlottesville was housed in the Old Preston rock 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.

Where there isn’t a comprehensive historical record, a title search can show some history. As we learn more about the people who lived and used this property, we will share it.


Plat c1913 DB00024_00391

Plat c1938 DB95 P276

Plat c1938 DB96 P429

Plat c1952 DB162 P175

Plat 4-19-76 DB377 P389

Deed Book Records

DB24 P391

DB25 P128

DB25 P393

DB26 P314-315

DB95 P274-276

DB125 P432-433

DB162 P174-175

DB188 P333-334

DB352 P42

DB377 P384 – Transfer to Current Owner

DB384 P131 – Change of Ownership Vehicle

Sq. Feet: 2200 1st floor, 2285 2nd floor
Finish Date: Early 20th Century, Renovations 2017, 2019, 2022
Price: Call Joey Conover for leasing 434-806-7871