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.

Get the Look in This Tribeca Loft
A Manhattan loft brings in a lot of natural light and indulges in an array of wood details, from furniture to flooring.
A Spanish Colonial in Hollywood Gets a Dreamy New Look
The designers at Cuffhome weave together a palette of oatmeal, cream, brick, and blush to update this home for a family of four.
An Australian Vacation Villa Gets a Sophisticated New Look
On the peninsula of Palm Beach, a northern Sydney suburb, a holiday home is treated to a restrained, yet luxe, renovation.
12 Luminous Lofts That Pull Off the Industrial Look
From converted warehouses to live/work retreats, these unconventional homes demonstrate why loft living is so...
Austin Is Getting a Village of 3D-Printed Affordable Homes—and They Look Incredible
A year ago, ICON proved it could 3D print a home you’d actually want to live in. Now, it’s building a cluster of 3D-printed homes...
Before & After: A Southern California Kitchen Gets a Fresh New Look
Interior designer Becki Owens renovated a dark kitchen in San Clemente, California to embrace the easy sunshine all around it.
This Cozy Home Totally Changes How We Think of Tribeca Lofts
A Manhattan renovation takes cues from its neighbors—a pioneering artist’s loft and the light of the nearby Hudson River.
A Hidden Mezzanine Keeps This Narrow SoHo Loft Looking Crisp
The undulating walls of this light-filled loft reference the building’s past life as a silk warehouse.
Before and After: A Victorian Kitchen Gets a Fresh Look With a Smart IKEA Hack
The couple behind Mix Design Collective open up a cramped kitchen that was so last century—literally.
Budget Breakdown: An '80s Kitchen Gets a Fresh Look For $42K
In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a designer gives his brother and sister-in-law a kitchen, dining, and laundry room makeover that...
Before & After: A Historic Tribeca Townhouse Gets a Magical Makeover
A collaboration between YUN Architecture and interior designer Penelope August, tour a renovated, 19th-century townhouse with...
My House: Gallery Owner Francis Mill’s San Francisco Loft Is a Poetic “Place For Looking”
Located in a former warehouse, Francis Mill’s two lofts encourage contemplation of light, art, and architecture.
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 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...
Get Smarter
The story of the smart home has yet to be written—one early adopter explains why.
Eileen Gray Documentary Premieres in Tribeca
A new documentary film, Gray Matters, does justice to a life less ordinary: that of design innovator Eileen Gray.
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Get an Advance Look at the Amazing Residences on Dwell's Brooklyn Home Tour
From Bushwick to Park Slope, we scoured Brooklyn to find the most modern residences for the Dwell Brooklyn Home Tour on Saturday,...
On Your Mark, Get Sett
Austin-based modern prefab designer Kimber Reed wants you to space out.
Like a Loft on Water
Anchored in a small canal, this floating house is all about space and light.