The Oriental Warehouse was originally built by The Pacific Mail Steamship Company in 1867 to act as a distribution point for imported coffee, tea, rice, and silk. 129 years later, a completely new structure architected by Fisher Friedman was constructed within the original brick envelope to transform the derelict warehouse into 66 residential lofts. (A bit of trivia: the new building is inset from the brick exterior walls by 15 feet with interior walkways running between the two.)
The 66 lofts range in size from 1,350 to 1,800 square feet and feature “open floor plans, 18-foot ceilings, exposed brick and wooden beams.” Needless to say, we’re fans. And we’re happy to report that one of the lofts (#424) recently hit the market.