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Public Invited To Tour New Luxury Apartments In Port Chester

Lynne Zappia and Julian Diaz, of BHG Rand Realty, are dwarfed by "The Jetsons"-like, but cozy, chairs in the lobby of The Light House, a new luxury apartment building in Port Chester. Photo Credit: Provided
An artist's rendering shows the exterior of The Light House, a new luxury rental building on North Pearl Street in Port Chester. Photo Credit: Provided
Some of the amenities at the new The Light House in Port Chester include stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and wood laminate floors. Photo Credit: Provided
Contemporary furnishings add the "Wow" factor to The Light House's lobby area. The new high-end apartment complex will be open this weekend for tours. Photo Credit: Provided
Some of the amenities at The Light House in Port Chester include stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and wood laminate floors. Photo Credit: Provided
The Light House in Port Chester has 50 high-end apartments, including studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den, and two-bedroom units. Photo Credit: Provided

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester’s newest apartment building will be holding an open house this weekend, says Realtor Lynne Zappia.

The Light House, located at 120 North Pearl St., in the heart of the village, has 50 units and a pile of amenities.

Potential tenants, or the merely curious, can take tours from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11.

Zappia, of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, said builder David Mann has also completed three similar rental complexes in White Plains within the last two years: La Gianna at 10 Dekalb Ave.; The Dylan, 42 Walter Ave.; and The Reed, 115 North Broadway.

Another Mann project is Wood Works, a 36-unit apartment building now under construction on Halstead Avenue in Harrison.  Its name is an homage to the property's previous occupants, Port Chester Lumber Yard. In this case, there will be six studios, 22 one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom units. It should be open and ready for renters this June, he said.

Julian Diaz is the other half of The Light House's brokerage team.

Studio apartments at the new building start at $2,100 a month, while one-bedroom units go for $2,400 a month, one-bedroom units with den, $2,650, and two-bedrooms, $3,100.

They all have hardwood laminate floors, quartz countertops, tiled bathrooms, steel appliances and washer/dryers.

Other amenities include: a coffee station,  a “backyard oasis” with a barbecue, bar, pergola and lounge area, free WiFi in the lobby, an “electronic concierge,” and a pool with a waterfall.

And if residents ever feel the need to leave such luxurious surroundings, they can walk to the train station, go to the movies, catch a performance at The Capitol Theater (It was designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb and built in 1926), or dine in nearby restaurants such as Bar Taco, Saltaire and Agui Es Santa Fe Café.

Mann, who "Westchester" magazine recently dubbed a “real estate mogul in the making,” grew up in Great Neck, N.Y., and earned a degree in journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After he graduated, he spent a year at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) and then joined the family business in New York City’s so-called Garment Center.

Nine years later, Mann realized that women’s fashion wasn’t for him and that his true love was real estate.

In 2008, he decided to go to New York University’s “real estate school,” the Schack Institute.

According to Mann’s bio, he started classes right around the time Lehman Brothers, a global financial services firm, was forced to declare bankruptcy.

It was the fourth largest investment bank in the country, falling in line behind Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

It was a “crash course,” Mann’s bio said, “on what not to do in real estate.”

Two years later, even with a master’s degree in real estate development, Mann couldn’t find a job in his field because of the bad economy.

The Armonk resident decided to strike out on his own, and, today, he is the proud papa of seven buildings.

He and his wife have two children.

To read "Westchester" magazine’s piece on Mann, click here.

For more information about The Light House, contact BHG Rand Realty by emailing, or calling (914) 584-9362.

For more information about Mann's projects, click here.

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