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.

Big City, Little Loft
New York City is the nation’s capital of cramped quarters.
12 Lovely Little Lofts
Making the most of a little spare loft space can add a whole new dimension to your home. Here are a few creative examples.
7 Next-Level Lofts in New York City
From a remixed chocolate factory to a retrofitted warehouse, these NYC lofts pair industrial elements with a warm and welcoming...
A Quintessential Soho Loft in New York City Asks $4.3M
Once home to Sonic Youth’s recording sessions, this Greene Street beauty in Manhattan is urban perfection.
This Little House in Washington Has Mighty Big Ties to Nature
Nestled in a second-growth forest, this Pacific Northwest retreat is deliberately simple yet modern.
An Architect's Big “Little Cottage” That You Can Rent on the South Coast of Cornwall
Stay at the Cornwall beach home of renowned London architect Alex Michaelis on your next vacation.
Big Design in Little China
In downtown Los Angeles, nonprofit worker turned design-savvy entrepreneur Willard Ford turned the historic Kim Sing Theatre into...
Big Trouble in Little Dubai
Dubai, that instant city of over-wrought architecture and slave-like laborers, is apparently on the verge of a sewage catastrophe.
BIG to Design Tallinn City Hall
In a unanimous decision by the jury for the international competition to design Tallinn's new City Hall, the entry from Danish...
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.
The Lofting of America
It seems that everyone is vying for a bit of exposed brickwork.
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...
Big Sur: Coastal Commissions
Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of organic architecture...
Big Sur: Going Coastal
It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.
Little Cabins On the Prairie
With these modern-day lodges for Kansas City campers heading to the country, a Missouri architecture firm puts a fresh face on a...
Big Ideas for Cities Reach Chicago by Way of South Africa
Johannesburg-based design studio Counterspace was founded in 2014 by young architecture graduates Sumayya Vally, Sarah de...
Thinking Outside The "Big Box" At Liverpool Insurgentes, Mexico City
Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James...
House on Peconic Bay by City Architect
In order to comply with local preservation efforts, a beach cottage on Long Island is elevated—with a twist.
Kansas City Royal
A young architect takes on an intimidating commission: reviving a modern masterwork by Marcel Breuer.
Journey by Design: Mexico City
Richly layered and elegant with an edge, the capital of Mexico is brimming with incredible art, design, history, and architecture...