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.

10 Modern San Francisco Homes
Mention San Francisco and you might stir up images of steep streets lined with colorful and historic Victorian...
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...
14 Floating Homes That Make a Strong Case For Waterfront Living
Seafaring or stationary, floating homes and houseboats are a cool alternative to landlocked living.
Devising Clever Solutions For a Small San Francisco Loft
A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.
A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco
Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.
A Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco
Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their...
9 Marvelous Waterfront Homes
Whether it's the sound of waves crashing on the shore, or its entrancing blue color, there is something so relaxing about being...
Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco
Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a...
How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
A Glowing Eichler Home in San Francisco Asks $2.15M
Built in 1962, this superb Eichler one-story in San Francisco's Diamond Heights neighborhood prioritizes indoor/outdoor living.
A Converted Warehouse Loft in the San Francisco Bay Area Seeks $950K
The radiant space in Emeryville features 19-foot ceilings, exposed wood beams, and a gabled skylight.
This Live/Work Loft With a Rooftop Deck in San Francisco Asks $6.5M
The sleek former warehouse in San Francisco’s South of Market district offers three levels of stylish living spaces.
A Massive “Megacabinet” Hides a Secret Room in This San Francisco Home
A secret reading niche, ample shelving, and even a feeding station for the family dog are integrated into this “Megacabinet” that...
The Real-Life “Full House” Home Is For Sale in San Francisco
Gone is the red door—but you'll still recognize this home's famous facade from the opening credits of the ’90s hit series.
The Eclectic San Francisco Home of Knot Artist Windy Chien
In the bustling Mission District, Windy Chien’s Victorian home bursts with creative energy.
A Rare Richard Neutra Home Is Listed For $2.2M in San Francisco
Neutra’s 1937 wood-sheathed home formally known as Darling House hits the market for the first time in San Francisco.
A Sleek Kitchen Renovation in San Francisco
In a San Francisco kitchen, a sleek series of custom cabinets camouflages an armada of professional features.
9 Stellar San Francisco Renovations
If you've ever embarked on a renovation in California, you know how challenging the historic preservation laws can be.
San Francisco’s Most Expensive Home Is a $46M Penthouse Over the Facebook Offices
The 7,000-square-foot Grand Penthouse sits at the top floor of the same building that houses Facebook’s and Instagram’s offices.
It Took More Than a Decade for This San Francisco Home to Feel Complete
John Kleman and Georgianna Salz-Kleman create the house of their dreams with hard work, strategic planning, and the right...
This Charming San Francisco Condo Asks $1.7M
High ceilings, hardwood floors, and endless bay windows make this Pacific Heights home an airy sanctuary.
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.
A Historic Victorian in San Francisco Is Meticulously Transformed Into a Modern Family Home
In San Francisco’s Alamo Square, Jensen Architects turns to the past to boldly reinterpret a storied historic home.
Here’s What San Francisco’s Most Expensive Home on the Market Looks Like
Offered at $40,500,000, the residence spans an entire city block at the base of the famous Lombard Street.
An Addition to a 1955 Modern Home Maximizes Views of the San Francisco Bay
A new master suite at the Teaberry Residence by Cary Bernstein Architect realizes the full potential of a site in Tiburon,...
Four Courtyards Form This Modern Waterfront Home
Set on a sandy bluff overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan, a modern home has been inspired by its magical setting.
A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco
In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has...
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Waterfront Views
These lakeside, riverside, and seaside homes embrace their proximity to water in a refreshing way.
Budget Breakdown: Built for Under $10K, a Cabinet Room Expands a San Francisco Loft
Rather than relocate, architect Rebal Knayzeh devises a flexible, mobile bedroom that doubles as storage for the family.
Budget Breakdown: A Design Duo Give Their San Francisco Loft a Modern Makeover for $70K
The homeowners tackled much of the work themselves to refashion a dated home into the ultimate, 700-square-foot city loft.
San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid Is For Sale—For the First Time Ever
The landmark structure—bundled with two adjacent buildings—is on the market for an estimated $600 million.
Expanses of Glass and Broad Trellises Bring Clarity to a Renovated Home in San Francisco
Architect Anne Fougeron softens and brightens a ’60s-era residence, adding a new glass pavilion.
Before & After: A Jumbled San Francisco Home Gets a Timeless Makeover
Malcolm Davis balances the past with the present to craft a beautiful home that stands the test of time.
A Historic Saloon Gains New Life as an Airy Courtyard Home in San Francisco
A thoughtful redesign transforms a difficult Historic Resource property into a light-filled sanctuary for entertaining,...
A Two-Story Atrium Revamps This San Francisco Victorian Into an Airy, Modern Home
While this 1907 home might look similar to its Victorian neighbors, just wait until you see inside.
See the Careful Transformation of a Midcentury Eichler in San Francisco
Joseph Eichler developed more than 11,000 homes in California from 1949 to 1966, and though tons are still standing today, many...

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