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 Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco
Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.
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...
Devising Clever Solutions For a Small San Francisco Loft
A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.
Three Generations Live Under One Green Roof in San Francisco
Aidlin Darling Design recasts an unremarkable midcentury home as a multigenerational retreat crowned by a living roof.
A Two-Story Atrium Revamps This San Francisco Victorian Into an Airy, Modern Home
While this 1907 home might look similar to its Victorian neighbors, just wait until you see inside.
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 Knitting Mill in San Francisco Becomes an Unbelievable Loft For Two Art Collectors
The vintage bones of an industrial loft serve as a stunning backdrop to a museum-worthy art collection.
10 Modern San Francisco Homes
Mention San Francisco and you might stir up images of steep streets lined with colorful and historic Victorian...
9 Stellar San Francisco Renovations
If you've ever embarked on a renovation in California, you know how challenging the historic preservation laws can be.
A Sleek Kitchen Renovation in San Francisco
In a San Francisco kitchen, a sleek series of custom cabinets camouflages an armada of professional features.
Before & After: A Car Shop in San Francisco Is Reborn as an Artist’s Loft, Gallery, and Studio
The SOMA Residence by Dumican Mosey Architects showcases a wide array of art—including a Fiat mounted upside down from the...
Budget Breakdown: A Design Duo Give Their San Francisco Loft a Modern Makeover for $70K
The homeowners tackled much of the work themselves to refashion a dated home into the ultimate, 700-square-foot city loft.
Budget Breakdown: Built for Under $10K, a Cabinet Room Expands a San Francisco Loft
Rather than relocate, architect Rebal Knayzeh devises a flexible, mobile bedroom that doubles as storage for the family.
My House: Gallery Owner Francis Mill’s San Francisco Loft Is a Poetic “Place For Looking”
Located in a former warehouse, Francis Mill’s two lofts encourage contemplation of light, art, and architecture.
Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto
Facing tight building codes and an even tighter space, Karen White and David MacNaughtan needed an architect who could turn...
One of San Francisco’s Instantly Recognizable Painted Ladies Lists for $2.75M
The Victorian that’s graced countless postcards needs a new owner to restore the interior.
A Dashing Converted Warehouse in San Francisco Centers on the Arts
A local couple turn the industrial space into a refined residence, recording studio, and gallery.
San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid Is For Sale—For the First Time Ever
The landmark structure—bundled with two adjacent buildings—is on the market for an estimated $600 million.
See the Careful Transformation of a Midcentury Eichler in San Francisco
Joseph Eichler developed more than 11,000 homes in California from 1949 to 1966, and though tons are still standing today, many...
This Renovated Esherick Perfectly Frames the San Francisco Bay
Located in the city's iconic Sea Cliff neighborhood, a historic abode is treated to a stunning renovation.