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.
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.
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...
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...
These Trends Spotted at Denmark’s 3 Days of Design Will Shape Our Homes This Year
Running from September 3 to 5, the annual showcase in Copenhagen reveals resonant new themes in interior design.
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.
The Lofting of America
It seems that everyone is vying for a bit of exposed brickwork.
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.
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...
A Rookie Designer and Her Builder Father Create an Artist’s Sculptural Loft in the Desert
A rookie designer, a veteran builder, and an artist eschew the traditional and join forces to create a singular residence in...
A Renovated Apartment in Norway With a Dreamy Loft
Outside Oslo, one family's remodeled home includes a dark, secluded loft that encourages daydreaming.
Modern, Lofted Beds For Tiny Spaces
For the spatially challenged, think vertically: lofted beds make every inch count.
This Three-Level Loft in San Francisco Is an Artist's Sanctuary
This lively live/work studio in San Francisco's Dogpatch is a constant work-in-progress that mirrors its inhabitants' creative...
This Modern Loft For Sale Will Have You Dreaming of Berlin
A converted attic in a turn-of-the-century building in Berlin’s Charlottenburg neighborhood asks over $4 million.
Big Sur: Coastal Commissions
Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of organic architecture...
Kansas City Royal
A young architect takes on an intimidating commission: reviving a modern masterwork by Marcel Breuer.
Big Sur: Going Coastal
It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.
A Miami Renovation That Blends Concrete and Rich Wooden Interiors
Designed with Floridian sensibilities, this bright loft gives an otherwise industrial space some warmth.
Like a Loft on Water
Anchored in a small canal, this floating house is all about space and light.
Vancouver is an extroverted city
Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a dramatic natural setting, but as Omer Arbel shows us, there’s more to the city of glass...
Hecho in Mexico City
Gallery owner Hilario Galguera escorts us through Mexico City, walking the line of life and death, problem and promise.
A Midcentury Manhattan Loft
When you're running a company out of your home, you'd better hope you've got the space to keep everything in its place.
Loft Living in Pittsburgh
Edge Studio's apartment building with its glass-and-steel facade is a glowing example of the urban renaissance that's gripping...
Design Cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tuan Le is one of many young creatives returning to the city and infusing its design scene with new dynamism.
A Toronto Residence Reinterprets the City’s History With a Standout Facade
The architects win over neighbors with a layered brick facade that plays off the city’s traditional Victorian, Tudor, and...
Step Inside One Couple’s Game-Changing Live/Work Loft
Drawing inspiration from game design and the whimsical geometries of M.C. Escher, architecture firm CHA:COL designs a...
A Dreamy Loft in Prague With Castle Views and an Onyx Moon
Step into a bright and airy apartment that shows how important the smallest details can be.
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.
This House Conquers the Big Island in Hawaii
The unforgiving landscape of the island couldn't stop this architect.
An Experimental New Hotel Includes a Steel Prefab and a Copenhagen Loft
Danish brand Vipp allows guests to book design-forward rooms in the form of a lakeside prefab, an urban loft, and a converted...
Sleek, Modern Loft Apartments For Sale in a Heritage Neighborhood of London
An impeccable apartment building brings the steel-and-glass sleekness of modern architecture into a historic London neighborhood.
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...
A Flowing Hong Kong Apartment Mimics the City’s Cascading Hills
A winding form slices through the center of this home to add dimension, privacy, and storage.
A Little Apartment Gets a Solid Renovation
The budget was nearly as tight as the space in this cheerful 516-square-foot flat in Bratislava.
Design Cities: Athens, Greece
Designer Stamos Michael explains how one of the world's oldest cities is experiencing a cultural rebirth fueled by young artists.

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