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.

Brooklyn Loft Renovation Masters Storage With a Custom Cabinet Wall
A creative tear-down renovation exposes a loft to natural light.
A Crafty Storage Wall Helps Define a Designer Couple’s Brooklyn Loft
A birch plywood table that the homeowners built inspires a functional wall that separates living areas and provides much-needed...
A Major Renovation Opens Up a Brooklyn Loft Apartment
A tech executive overhauls a loft duplex in a turn-of-the-century former paper factory in Brooklyn.
This Brooklyn Fashion Designer’s Cozy Loft Was Renovated on a Budget
A fashion label founder refuses to hide the rough side of her Brooklyn apartment, exposing pipes, columns, vents, and more.
A Renovated Apartment in Sweden Boasts Sunny Yellow Storage Walls
Lookofsky Architecture has revived a 1920s apartment with egg yolk-yellow accents and a series of multifunctional, storage walls.
Family Home Renovation in Brooklyn
For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile.
10 Unbeatable Brownstone Renovations in Brooklyn
Balancing historic details with modern updates, these renovated Brooklyn brownstones are the stuff of dreams.
A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn
A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a...
7 Brooklyn Row Houses Renovations
The dream of owning a Brooklyn brownstone is just one of many reasons why people make the move to the popular outer borough.
A Renovated Apartment in Norway With a Dreamy Loft
Outside Oslo, one family's remodeled home includes a dark, secluded loft that encourages daydreaming.
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.
Two Renovated Carriage Houses in Brooklyn Hit the Market
Starting at $3,350,000, these twin carriage houses in Clinton Hill retain their historic charm while boasting dreamy, minimalist...
A Radiant Renovation Brightens Up a Dark Brooklyn Brownstone
VonDalwig Architecture fills a lower-level Brooklyn residence with light and garden views.
A Luminous Three-Bedroom Loft Hits the Market in Brooklyn for $3.6M
In addition to soaring ceilings and wraparound windows, the home also features a private rooftop cabana with striking cityscape...
Color, Curves, and Verve Combine at an Architect’s Playful Brooklyn Loft
Building prototypes by hand helped Antonio Monserrat explore form and function in the making of his imaginative pad in...
Besides Being Works of Art, These Custom Metal Shutters Master the Texas Heat
A motif of perforated metal is carried throughout an Austin home, lessening the harsh effects of the sun.
Before & After: A Disjointed Loft in Brooklyn Now Luxuriates in the View
Previously suffering from a choppy floor plan, this newly aligned loft in Dumbo marries spectacular views with sensuous finishes.
This Brooklyn Loft Keeps 2,500 Books Tidy With Angled Shelves
Set at a 45-degree angle, the staggered shelves in Publisher’s Loft create a colorful, three-dimensional motif while maximizing...
A Brooklyn Townhouse Reimagined as a Crisp, Loft-Like Duplex Asks $2.75M
Freshly renovated, this three-story duplex in Crown Heights offers flexibility in living arrangements.
An Airy Brooklyn Loft With 19th-Century Charm Hits the Market at $2.6M
Nine-foot windows usher in natural light while framing up-close views of the Brooklyn Bridge.