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.

Crazy Cool Loft Space Surrounded by Rope Walls
The Karst region in Slovenia is known for its limestone plateau, filled with picturesque caves and sinkholes.
This Insanely Cool Loft Is What Downtown Dreams Are Made Of
While we love a traditional interior and adore a modern space, there's one style we keep coming back to: the downtown loft.
My House: Actress Jamie Chung’s Effortlessly Cool Atlanta Loft
Actress Jamie Chung invites us to her new loft in a historic cotton factory in Atlanta, which, with the help of Decorist, has...
A Crafty Storage Wall Helps Define a Designer Couple’s Brooklyn Loft
A birch plywood table that the homeowners built inspires a functional wall that separates living areas and provides much-needed...
A Cleveland Designer Turns a Bare-Bones Loft Into the Perfect Entertaining Space
After going the DIY route in his Asiatown studio, Nolan Beck-Rivera spawns his first furniture line.
A Primal Space Gets a Swanky, Modern Twist in This Turkish Cave Loft
Material imperfections mimic nature in the design of this weekend getaway.
Brooklyn Loft Renovation Masters Storage With a Custom Cabinet Wall
A creative tear-down renovation exposes a loft to natural light.
A Small Manhattan Home Gains Space With Two Cozy Lofts
Nestled in a pre-war duplex in New York City, the historic apartment is treated to a modern makeover.
Take a Peek Inside Airbnb's New Loft-Inspired Office Space in Paris
Airbnb is all about local—and that's just what they've done with their brand new Parisian office space.
Sofa Bed Versus Wall Bed: What's Best For Your Small Space?
Now that small space living has become more and more common, people are looking for the best types of furniture that will allow...
A Serpentine Wall in This Taiwanese Home Divides Public and Private Space
An undulating, S-shaped interior wall guides the programs within this Brutalist-inspired concrete abode.
Peek Inside Designer Sally Breer’s Painfully Cool Los Angeles Loft
The Frogtown loft of designer Sally Breer is a remarkable mix of imagination, classic design, and personal history.
The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces
After reading Aaron Britt’s interview with Kyle Schuneman on masculine design for our June Interior Design issue (on newsstands...
A Japanese Painter’s Wedge-Shaped Home Tucks its Living Space Behind a Gallery Wall
This radical home along Japan’s Tokaido road, the country’s historic eastern sea route, doubles as an art gallery and studio.
Public Access: Cool Spaces Goes Behind the Blueprint
A new television show showcases exceptional public buildings and design.
The Lofting of America
It seems that everyone is vying for a bit of exposed brickwork.
5 Tips For Building a Loft Into a Working Space
Kerrie Kelly, ASID, shares her takeaways from building a loft to add more square footage to her office space.
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...
This Hawaiian Cabin Is Volcanically Cool
Kūono is a modern retreat deep in the heart of an ancient forest.
The Trellis That Keeps It Cool
A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.