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.

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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
A Miami Renovation That Blends Concrete and Rich Wooden Interiors
Designed with Floridian sensibilities, this bright loft gives an otherwise industrial space some warmth.
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.
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.
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...
The Lofting of America
It seems that everyone is vying for a bit of exposed brickwork.
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...
The Former Barn Reborn As a Community Hub
A New England barn is wired to provide power and produce to the community.
Industrial Pied-à-Terre in Italy
Minimal space meets maximum durability in a beautifully sparse Turin apartment.
Like a Loft on Water
Anchored in a small canal, this floating house is all about space and light.
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...
Big City, Little Loft
New York City is the nation’s capital of cramped quarters.
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.