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.

Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen
In an up-and-coming area of Copenhagen, a pair of designers and their twin girls inhabit a converted loft, filling it with...
A Garage Converted Modern Playroom
It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural...
A Converted Firehouse Fit For an Artist Is Listed at $749K
Fifteen minutes from Providence, Rhode Island, a former firehouse is now a live/work space that supplies artistic freedom.
Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet
A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...
Preview: Modern Family Zone
Don't leave the kids at home when you head downtown to Dwell on Design this weekend! We've got plenty of activities for the...
Photo of the Week: Family Home in an Old Converted Church
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
Angular Australian House Fits a Family’s Active Lifestyle
The stacked but flexible scheme is modern, urban, and dynamic—just like its...
Three Families Comfortably Fit in One Slim Lot
Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.
Light-Filled Family Home Renovation in Copenhagen
In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has carved out a cozy, light-filled home.
A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago
Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part...
Preview "The Modern Family" Video
If you've enjoyed our previous videos—including behind-the-scenes looks at unconventional residences in New York City and San...
London Industrial Compound Converted Into Modern Housing
A commercial-to-residential renovation nods toward the building's industrial heritage.
Green and Affordable Structure Fits Three Families in One 28-Foot-Wide Lot
Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.
Three Unique Homes Fit Under One Roof for an Extended Family in Queens
O’Neill Rose Architects designed each unit of this modern Queens compound based on the personality of the family member occupying...
Modern Furniture Fit for a Classic Eichler
Seeking a modern shell for their mid-century pieces, a pair of collectors found a relatively untouched Eichler in San Rafael,...
A Poor Fit
Even high-design dressing rooms, rare as they are, rarely function or inspire as the shop floor can. That may be changing, though.
A Historic London Property Is Converted Into a Modern Mediterranean Eatery
The ground floor and basement of a historic structure become a warm, inviting modern restaurant after a major renovation.
A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home
The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy humble abode, using thoughtful storage and a...
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.