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...
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...
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 Montreal Architect Converts a 1901 Loft Into an Open-Plan Family Home Filled With Sunlight
Architect Christine Djerrahian turns an industrial space into an unconventional family dwelling that celebrates open-concept...
A 19th-Century Converted Theater Lists for $2M Near Copenhagen
Situated in a Danish suburb with plenty of forests and lakes, the dramatic villa features rustic charm and staggering amounts of...
A Young Family’s 200-Square-Foot RV Fits Two Bedrooms and a Playroom
Based in South Carolina, Jacqueline and Josh LaDue gave their 31-foot RV a makeover on a budget of just $2,000.
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.
7 Companies Building Tiny Homes That Fit the Whole Family
These tiny home companies are designing small spaces that can house as many as eight people.
A Loft-Like Flat in a Converted London Warehouse Lists for $1.1M
Housed in a former cotton-mill complex, the light-filled home features high ceilings, exposed brick, and a wrought-iron spiral...
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.
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...
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...
A Phoenix Family Home Embraces Mountain Views With a Detail Fit for a Circus
The Ranch Mine partners with two equally creative homeowners to build a forward-thinking property on an unconventional lot.
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.
Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada
Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life.
Small and Modern: A Family Lakeside Getaway in Texas
A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision...
This Modern Cabin Is the Ideal HQ For a Family in Alaska
In the shadow of Denali mountain, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a...
Modern Wood-Lined Family Home in the Hamptons
Two idiosyncratic Andrew Geller structures get a new lease on life as part of a modern-day family compound designed by Hamptons...
A Modern Home For a Design-Savvy Family in Florida
A design-build firm with a flair for modernism creates a stylish indoor/outdoor living space in Winter Park.
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...
Snøhetta Designs the Interiors of Barr, the Noma Group’s New Copenhagen Restaurant
Chefs Thorsten Schmidt and René Redzepi want to be clear—their new concept restaurant Barr is not just another Nordic...
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.
A Family’s Loft in Poland Gets a Minimalist Renovation That’s Both Elegant and Functional
A comprehensive interior renovation by Loft Kolasiński transforms a 1930s-era family home in Szczecin, Poland, into a...
The Family Tree
For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.
Get Your Fix of Midcentury Scandinavian Design at This Copenhagen Hotel
To say that Hotel Alexandra was dedicated to Danish midcentury design would be an understatement.
The Lofting of America
It seems that everyone is vying for a bit of exposed brickwork.
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...
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.
Modern Lofts We'd Love to Call Home
While loft living might not be for everyone, others find it dream-worthy.
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 Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition
Shuttling between her Paris apartment and her German workshop, Gesa Hansen strikes a balance while continuing a family design...
Modern, Lofted Beds For Tiny Spaces
For the spatially challenged, think vertically: lofted beds make every inch count.
Stay in a Converted Victorian Cooperage in London
Built in the late 19th century, a former cooperage where barrels were manufactured for a local brewery now holds a bright,...
A Coal Crane Houses an Unexpected Retreat and Meeting Room in Copenhagen
Suspended high in the air over an industrial landscape in Nordhavn, a working harbor in Copenhagen, is an upscale retreat and...
A Home Fit for a Science Fiction Writer
On Austin’s outskirts, an author's bunker-style home redefines modern city living.
45 Pets in Beautiful Modern Homes
Here at Dwell, we love animals—and so do the individuals and families who have graced our pages.

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