When we think of modern lofts and loft living we think of live/work spaces with high ceilings, expansive windows, and an open plan. Here we show the best ideas for industrial loft spaces that have been transformed into modern residences. As more people look for reinvigorated downtown housing options, loft spaces exemplify modern urban living.

A Historic Propeller Factory Is Converted Into a Gorgeous Home
Built in the 1800s, this former factory in Jersey City breathes new life as a chic, sophisticated residence.
A Converted Ink Factory in Downtown Indianapolis Asks $2.6M
The 6,275-square-foot residence boasts bright, open interiors in an industrial shell.
Rent One of These Stunning Lofts in a Converted Brooklyn Church
Nestled in a 19th-century church and school, these Bushwick apartments feature cathedral ceilings and Gothic details.
A Loft-Like Flat in a Converted London Warehouse Lists for $1.1M
Housed in a former cotton-mill complex, the light-filled home features high ceilings, exposed brick, and a wrought-iron spiral...
A Spanish Architect Converts a Cement Factory Into a Breathtaking Home and Headquarters
With La Fábrica, architect Ricardo Bofill reimagines a ruin from Barcelona’s industrial age.
A Converted Factory Building in Italy
It may be hard to believe, but the polished, open-plan loft that architect Paola Navone renovated for Andrea Falkner-Campi and...
A Converted Warehouse Loft in the San Francisco Bay Area Seeks $950K
The radiant space in Emeryville features 19-foot ceilings, exposed wood beams, and a gabled skylight.
A Victorian Button Factory Is Reimagined as a Trio of Timber-Clad Lofts
Cross-laminated timber, black corrugated steel, and polished concrete merge in these handsome spaces.
Vipp Owner Jette Egelund’s Moody Loft in Copenhagen Crowns a Former Pencil Factory
A stone’s throw away from the company headquarters, the recently renovated home climbs to a sprawling rooftop garden.
A Montreal Architect Converts a 1901 Loft Into an Open-Plan Family Home Filled With Sunlight
Architect Christine Djerrahian turns an industrial space into an unconventional family dwelling that celebrates open-concept...
In Salt Lake City, a Sun-Drenched Loft in an Old Chocolate Factory Asks $1.55M
With 15-foot ceilings and a glass-walled bedroom, this updated apartment delivers light, airy spaces.
Before & After: An L.A. Loft in a Former Nabisco Factory Gets a Japanese-Inspired Makeover
Amanda Gunawan of OWIU Design turns a cookie-cutter space into an Asian-inflected haven with an industrial edge.
Before & After: A Loft in a Former See’s Candy Factory Gets a Tasteful Renovation
Síol Studios cracks the shell of a candy factory loft to showcase its classic character.
Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen
In an up-and-coming area of Copenhagen, a pair of designers and their twin girls inhabit a converted loft, filling it with...
The Lofting of America
It seems that everyone is vying for a bit of exposed brickwork.
6 Modern Homes on Wheels
If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...
8 Examples That Show How Loft Living Goes Beyond Just NYC
When you think of loft living, your mind may flash to the interesting lofted dwellings of New York City's Tribeca or Soho—but...
Stay in a Converted Victorian Cooperage in London
Built in the late 19th century, a former cooperage where barrels were manufactured for a local brewery now holds a bright,...
6 Striking Prefab Homes in Seattle
From a floating home to LEED Platinum-certified dwellings, the Emerald City is a stronghold for eco-conscious prefab housing.
Discover 6 Amazing Riverside Homes
Nestled along the banks of rivers throughout the United States, these modern homes take full advantage of their locations in...