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Late artist Rex Ray’s Allied Box Factory loft lists for $1.599M

1909 warehouse converted into lofts in 2001

Exterior shot of green warehouse with “allied box factory” signage in white. Photos by Open Homes Photography

Once owned by late artist Rex Ray, noted as one of the first artists to use Mac technology in his work, this loft inside the emerald-hued Allied Box Factory in the Mission lands on the market this week.

The loft, unit M202, comes with two bedrooms, one bathroom, approximately 1,500 square feet. It also features large exposed timber, soaring ceilings, and a private outdoor patio. There’s even a separate bedroom/office located directly across the hall. (Ray purchased both units shortly after the old warehouse was converted into lofts in 2001 during the first dot-com wave.)

The interiors here are sparse and simple with floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed piping, and loads of succulents on the aforementioned patio. A graceful breath of fresh air compared to the gaggle of newer constructions in the Mission.

And before smudging the place with sage smoke, the loft’s realtor says that Ray once spent time with David Bowie here.

Asking is $1,599,000 through Ryan Dailey of Compass.

Living room with purple sofa, white walls, exposed pipes on the ceiling, and open door leading to patio.
Kitchen with island, wood cabinetry, and exposed timber.
Wooden chairs and dining room table in front of floor-to-ceiling windows with sunny views of the Mission District.
Bedroom with opaque wall, contemporary light fixture on the ceiling, and white bookshelf partition.
Bathroom with steel vessel sink, steel bathtub, and tiled walls.
Outdoor patio drenched in sunlight with royal blue patio furniture, green side walls, and a succulent garden.