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.

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 Peek Inside a New Beautiful Co-Working Space For Creatives in Brooklyn
In a former foundry that was most recently home to Vice Media, a new members-only co-working space opens up for business,...
Magma Books Bring Creative Thinking to Life
Look inside some brilliant sketchbooks from Magma that carve out a creative niche for themselves.
A Couple’s Cherished Vacation Home is Given a Second Life
By building a modern property next to their traditional cabin, a couple starts fresh on familiar land.
Peek Inside This Wallpaper Designer's Whimsy London Home
Wallpaper designer Sian Zeng invites us inside her dreamy apartment in Greenwich, London, and shares secrets about her design...
Rana Creek: The Design Firm Bringing Architecture to Life
In a nursery off the coast of Monterey, California, Rana Creek raises millions of plants each year.
An Updated Historic Loft in Manhattan Is Listed For $4.5M
Housed within an iconic pre-war building in SoHo, this airy abode is packed with history and design.
Rent One of These Stunning Lofts in a Converted Brooklyn Church
Nestled in a 19th-century church and school, these Bushwick apartments feature cathedral ceilings and Gothic details.
Before & After: Bold Wallpaper Brings Dreamy Vibes to a Dated Airstream
Beautifully executed finishes and varied textures turn a tired 1960s Airstream into a vibrant home—lovingly nicknamed Marjorie.
Budget Breakdown: A Creative Couple in Minneapolis Build a Multipurpose Backyard Studio For $18K
The 195-square-foot, shingled studio includes a library, reading nook, and workstation—and it’s DIY inside and out.
This Stunning Suffolk County Home Brings a Modern Twist to a Historic Area
In the historic hamlet of Amagansett in Suffolk County, New York, is where you'll find the lovely “Lanes,” a set of...
These 10 Green Roofs Bring Life—and So Much More—to These Modern Structures
A living, breathing roof offers so much more than just a bright, soft, refreshing surface.
Budget Breakdown: A Creative Couple Rehab a Vermont Cabin For $18K
Enterprising couple Jenny McClary and Allie Leepson give their snug Vermont cabin a DIY makeover, which is now available to rent.
A Super-Insulated Home in Japan Brings Comfort to an Elderly Couple
This retreat in Ehime in northwestern Shikoku belongs to an aging husband and wife who don't see eye-to-eye on air conditioning.
Life From the Inside Out: The Essentially Modern Home of Designer Finn Juhl
The home that legendary Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl designed for himself in 1942 remains unchanged since his death...
Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous...
A Fashionable Couple Remake Their Brooklyn Brownstone with a Sartorial Twist
An enterprising couple turn their talents toward their Brooklyn residence, where period details meet a sartorial sensibility.
A Peek Inside Brooklyn's Latest Co-Working Space Dedicated to Women
The Wing opens its latest co-working location in the waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO, converting a former factory into a chic...
A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex
A couple gets their hands dirty in Brooklyn by rehabilitating a 19th-century tenement to reveal decades of layers and scores of...
Grab This Dazzling Detroit Loft in a Historic School Building For $450K
Blending the past with the present, this 100-year-old building is a treasure trove of timeless charm, modern features, and...