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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
This Beachside Pad in San Francisco Is the Stuff of Surfers' Dreams
Honing in on the meditative surfing vibes of the ocean, what was once an old horse barn is transformed into a seaside haven,...
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.
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...
Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco
Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their...
A Glowing Eichler Home in San Francisco Asks $2.15M
Built in 1962, this superb Eichler one-story in San Francisco's Diamond Heights neighborhood prioritizes indoor/outdoor living.
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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
SOMA Residence by Dumican Mosey Architects showcases a wide array of art, including, most notably, a Fiat mounted upside down...
A Massive “Megacabinet” Hides a Secret Room in This San Francisco Home
A secret reading niche, ample shelving, and even a feeding station for the family dog are integrated into this “Megacabinet” that...
A Steep, Sloping Lot Becomes a Hillside Family Oasis in San Francisco
Perched high above the city, John Maniscalco’s Tank Hill Residence celebrates the dual experience of engaging with, as well as...