Collection by Kate Santos

From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes


Open space, high ceilings and sizable square footage make the bones of an abandoned building the perfect template for transforming into a modern home. Environmentally-friendly and easy on the budget, the post-industrial era is a blank canvas opportunity for these architects.

Visitors pass by a sentry wall of lamps from Design House Stockholm on their way to the airy living-dining room with...
A carpet of custom tile created by Navone punctuates a corridor on the first floor.
The upper level of the 5,300-square-foot space is accessed via a slender stair with reclaimed-wood treads.
The 3,767-square-foot apartment was carved out of a former cattle-fodder factory.
Daughter Oona stands near the candy-striped wardrobe in the entryway.
A pair of interior architects with a years-in-the-making furniture collection recast an old Belgian factory as a...
The living room features a sofa from Engell; a suspended Parentesi lamp by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù for Flos...
In an up-and-coming area of Copenhagen, a pair of designers and their twin girls inhabit a converted loft, filling it...
The Viking Pencil Factory Loft's floorplan.
The residence is located on Crosby Street, which is part of the landmarked SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.
The brick wall adjacent to the custom dining table by Brooklyn-based Uhuru Design is original to the structure.
Breitner advises playing with proportion when renovating long, narrow interiors.