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.

A Miami Renovation That Blends Concrete and Rich Wooden Interiors
Designed with Floridian sensibilities, this bright loft gives an otherwise industrial space some warmth.
This Elegant, Industrial SoHo Loft Is Streamlined but Cozy
A full-floor loft apartment in a landmarked New York City building is an ideal blend of old and new, masculine and modern.
Industrial Revolution
Maria Cook and Lance Compa were only looking to kill a sleepy Sunday afternoon when they drove 20 minutes south of their home in...
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...
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 Renovated Loft in a Former Hotel Is the Perfect Mix of Polished and Playful
Worrell Yeung fuses the Manhattan apartment’s historic details with the owners’ vibrant collection of art and ephemera—and honors...
A Former Artist Studio Now Serves as a Serene SoHo Loft
Moody blues, neutral tones, and natural textures create an airy palette for an upscale SoHo loft designed by Becca Interiors.
A Former Church in Austin Turns Into Airy, Loft-Style Homes
First a Mission Revival–style church and later home to the Austin Boys and Girls Club, this converted building now holds four...
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 Light-Filled Loft in a Former Bakery Lists for $3.6 Million in London
Spanning more than 3,600 square feet, the Victorian warehouse conversion comes with exposed trusses, glazed tiling, and...
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.
A Tiny Parisian Loft Strikes Industrial Vibes With a Surprising Material Palette
Black steel accents and exposed oriented strand board redefine a tiny Parisian apartment with high ceilings and tons of natural...
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...
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, Lofted Beds For Tiny Spaces
For the spatially challenged, think vertically: lofted beds make every inch count.
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 Knitting Mill in San Francisco Becomes an Unbelievable Loft For Two Art Collectors
The vintage bones of an industrial loft serve as a stunning backdrop to a museum-worthy art collection.
Before & After: An L.A. Loft in a Former Nabisco Factory Gets a Japanese-Inspired Makeover
Amanda Gunawan of OWIU Design turns a cookie-cutter space into an Asian-inflected haven with an industrial edge.
Vipp Owner Jette Egelund’s Moody Loft in Copenhagen Crowns a Former Pencil Factory
A stone’s throw away from the company headquarters, the recently renovated home climbs to a sprawling rooftop garden.
Before & After: A Loft in a Former See’s Candy Factory Gets a Tasteful Renovation
Síol Studios cracks the shell of a candy factory loft to showcase its classic character.
Like a Loft on Water
Anchored in a small canal, this floating house is all about space and light.
The Former Barn Reborn As a Community Hub
A New England barn is wired to provide power and produce to the community.
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...
20 Spectacular Warehouse-to-Home Conversions
Featuring expansive floor plans, high ceilings, and edgy industrial elements, these unique designs take warehouse-to-home...
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.
An Old Grain Warehouse on the River Thames Is Transformed Into an Industrial-Modern Home
In Rotherhithe Village on the banks of the River Thames in England is an old grain storage warehouse that was refurbished and...
Industrial Pied-à-Terre in Italy
Minimal space meets maximum durability in a beautifully sparse Turin apartment.
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...
Sleek, Modern Loft Apartments For Sale in a Heritage Neighborhood of London
An impeccable apartment building brings the steel-and-glass sleekness of modern architecture into a historic London neighborhood.
A Former Chicago Mafia Haunt Reborn as a Hotel
In the art-filled River North neighborhood, this former Prohibition-era hotel is building a sense of...
Big City, Little Loft
New York City is the nation’s capital of cramped quarters.
A Tiny Hong Kong Apartment With a Tree House-Inspired Loft
A tiny apartment in a Hong Kong high rise is named Mini Tree House Residence after its little lofted bedroom.

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