When the San Francisco artist and graphic designer Rex Ray died in February, we mourned the loss of a beloved local talent. Now Ray's two lofts at the Allied Box Factory in the Mission are up for sale, and so is some of the art and furniture inside of them. Ray bought both units a few years after the old timber warehouse was converted into lofts back in 2001, using the upper unit as his living space and the lower unit as his studio. Units in the building rarely go up for sale, with the last selling way back in 2007. The units are asking $989,000 each and both are currently staged with artwork, mostly by Ray himself, along with a mix of staging furniture and his own furnishings. The art and furniture are all also up for sale, although none of the pieces are included in the base asking prices.
The upper loft, unit #M-202, is a one-bedroom with high ceilings, exposed timber, and wood and concrete floors. Floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors lead into the bedroom, and an adjacent workspace overlooks the building's courtyard. The main living space opens up onto a succulent-lined deck. The lower unit, where Ray worked, is also a one-bedroom, and has 20-foot ceilings, a lofted bedroom, and two studio spaces. The space feels more raw than the loft above, but is a similar size, at approximately 1,200 square feet.
Tim Graffigna of TAG Properties & Investments is handling the sale and anticipates that there may be offers for the lofts that ask for the units to be delivered with all of the art and Ray's furniture, but all of that is speculation at this point, and there is no asking price set for the art and furniture to be included.
Photos of the upper loft, where Ray lived:
Photos of the lower loft, Ray's studio: