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...
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,...
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.
A Hotelier Realizes a Modern Barn For His Family’s Retreat in South Africa
In the Elgin Valley, a simple rural form by Scott + Partners sets the foundation for an indoor/outdoor getaway.
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.
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 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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Revamping the San Francisco Vernacular, Modern Design and Technology Serves A Busy Family
Designpad Architecture renovates a Noe Valley residence for a growing family to help them feel more connected to each other and...
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...
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.