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.
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 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.
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.
The Lofting of America
It seems that everyone is vying for a bit of exposed brickwork.
The Trellis That Keeps It Cool
A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.
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...
A Renovated Apartment in Norway With a Dreamy Loft
Outside Oslo, one family's remodeled home includes a dark, secluded loft that encourages daydreaming.
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.
Modern, Lofted Beds For Tiny Spaces
For the spatially challenged, think vertically: lofted beds make every inch count.
Brooklyn Loft Renovation Masters Storage With a Custom Cabinet Wall
A creative tear-down renovation exposes a loft to natural light.
This Tiny Home’s Furniture Folds Into a Wall to Save Space
Designed by Trias, the 215-square-foot Minima prefab packs the versatility of a Swiss army knife.
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.
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...
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...
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.
A Brooklyn Loft Renovation Eschews Walls to Keep Things Bright and Flexible
New Affiliates brings subtle definition to the Williamsburg home without taking away from the structure’s cast-iron and brick...
A Miami Renovation That Blends Concrete and Rich Wooden Interiors
Designed with Floridian sensibilities, this bright loft gives an otherwise industrial space some warmth.
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.
This Hawaiian Cabin Is Volcanically Cool
Kūono is a modern retreat deep in the heart of an ancient forest.
A Primal Space Gets a Swanky, Modern Twist in This Turkish Cave Loft
Material imperfections mimic nature in the design of this weekend getaway.
Like a Loft on Water
Anchored in a small canal, this floating house is all about space and light.
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.
A Koi-Filled Moat Surrounds This Vietnamese House
Combining neutral tones, natural materials, and indoor/outdoor living, Am House is a reprieve from the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.
A Midcentury Manhattan Loft
When you're running a company out of your home, you'd better hope you've got the space to keep everything in its place.
Loft Living in Pittsburgh
Edge Studio's apartment building with its glass-and-steel facade is a glowing example of the urban renaissance that's gripping...
Step Inside One Couple’s Game-Changing Live/Work Loft
Drawing inspiration from game design and the whimsical geometries of M.C. Escher, architecture firm CHA:COL designs a...
A Dreamy Loft in Prague With Castle Views and an Onyx Moon
Step into a bright and airy apartment that shows how important the smallest details can be.
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...
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.
Wallpaper That Fixes Walls
A new line of wallpapers from Graham and Brown allows you cover up that disaster you call a wall.
Everything About This Vacation Home in Israel is a Little Crazy
Everything about this vacation home is little crazy. For starters, there’s the location. It’s in Israel. In northern Galilee.
This Vermont Passive House Is Built From the Forest That Surrounds It
Architect Robert Swinburne deploys a collaborative building approach and hyperlocal materials to craft a home that celebrates the...
Two DIYers Erect an Off-Grid Cabin in the Canadian Rockies for Next to Nothing
Thanks to their savvy with salvaged materials and knack for bartering, Nathalie and Greg Kupfer constructed the micro-cabin for...
A Tiny Cor-Ten Steel Cabin Is in Perfect Sync With the Surrounding Woods
Winkelman Architecture delivers grown-up summer-camp vibes with this unassuming retreat on the coast of Maine.
An Old Grain Silo Makes an Enchanting Tiny Home in Phoenix
Tucked into the urban grid, a 340-square-foot grain silo becomes an unexpected desert oasis that overcomes several design...

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