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6 former factory lofts turned into awesome homes

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San Francisco, California. This two-bedroom loft in the South Beach neighborhood was originally part of the Oriental Warehouse built by the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. as a distribution point for coffee, tea, rice, and silk.

The corner apartment features exposed brick walls, timber support beams, and a large arched window. A sunny patio with large planters is accessible from downstairs. $2,175,000. Rob Levy, Sotheby's International Realty, (415) 385-8011.

Chicago, Illinois. Built in a former pencil factory, this two-bedroom loft underwent a full rehab in 2011. Details include a Murphy bed, two full bathrooms, and a kitchen with Bosch appliances and a farmhouse sink.

Set in Roscoe Village, the building is close to area transportation and many services. $399,900. Nicholas Apostal and Stephanie Rollison, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (773) 516-0661.

Brooklyn, New York. This two-bedroom, 2,911-square-foot loft is in the Williamsburg neighborhood. The formerly industrial Mill Building was built in 1910 for a lithography company.

The home has hardwood floors, iron columns, a gourmet kitchen, and a master suite with a mahogany dressing room and an onyx-and-marble bathroom. $3,650,000. Rachel Ostow Lustbader, Warburg Realty, (212) 439-5186.

Oakland, California. This three-bedroom loft is in a former dry-goods warehouse built in 1924. The bilevel home features exposed masonry, wood trusses, and a kitchen with a breakfast bar and stone countertops.

Building amenities include bike storage, security alarms, and proximity to the Bay Bridge Trail. $989,000. Sara Garabedian, Red Oak Realty/Top Agent Network, (510) 206-2170.

Seattle, Washington. This two-bedroom loft lies in the former Seattle Empire steam-powered laundry factory built in 1914. The three-story unit has hardwood floors, a master suite with a spa bathroom, and a chef's kitchen with recycled-glass countertops.

A shared roof deck provides 360-degree views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. $1,137,000. Moira E. Holley, Realogics/Sotheby's International Realty, (206) 660-4787.

Columbus, Ohio. This two-bedroom loft sits in the former Buggyworks factory, the world's largest manufacturer of horse-drawn carriages. Features include wood-beamed ceilings, two bathrooms, a master bedroom with a custom closet, and a private roof deck with city views.

The unit comes with a parking space, a storage unit, and basic cable and internet. $359,000. Brooke Farber, HER Realtors, (614) 255-0600.

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