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.

Devising Clever Solutions For a Small San Francisco Loft
A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.
10 Modern San Francisco Homes
Mention San Francisco and you might stir up images of steep streets lined with colorful and historic Victorian...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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 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.
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,...
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.
The Eclectic San Francisco Home of Knot Artist Windy Chien
In the bustling Mission District, Windy Chien’s Victorian home bursts with creative energy.
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...
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 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.
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.
A Sleek Kitchen Renovation in San Francisco
In a San Francisco kitchen, a sleek series of custom cabinets camouflages an armada of professional features.
An Energy-Conscious Home Gets Woven Into a Waterfront Landscape
Passive solar principles, indoor/outdoor living, and a “forever home” mindset are combined in this elegant, art-filled property...
Before & After: A Car Shop in San Francisco Is Reborn as an Artist’s Loft, Gallery, and Studio
SOMA Residence by Dumican Mosey Architects showcases a wide array of art, including, most notably, a Fiat mounted upside down...
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.
This Beachside Pad in San Francisco Is the Stuff of Surfers' Dreams
Honing in on the meditative surfing vibes of the ocean, what was once an old horse barn is transformed into a seaside haven,...