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.

Backyard Marsh in San Francisco
A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own backyard.
Park Life, San Francisco
I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, a cool...
San Francisco Design Week
San Francisco is a hotbed for design, spanning the disciplines of art, architecture, graphic design, illustration, and more.
City Notes: San Francisco
A very unusual guide book came across my desk last week.
10 Modern San Francisco Homes
Mention San Francisco and you might stir up images of steep streets lined with colorful and historic Victorian...
How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell
Want to jump inside the pages of Dwell and into a home featured in the magazine? You’ll have the opportunity to do that, and...
Designer David Kensington renovates a historic home in San Francisco with royal ties
The stately Tudor Revival-style manor in Pacific Heights was the home of the British consul general and site of a formal...
San Francisco International Technology Center
Burlingame,...
Devising Clever Solutions For a Small San Francisco Loft
A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.
Coffee Break: San Francisco's The Mill
Although we usually focus on completed projects, it is equally interesting to check in during construction to see how a space...
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.
Modern Tea Shop in San Francisco
With smart interiors by Arcanum Architecture, a shop in the Mission District attempts to put a new spin on the venerable cup of...
San Francisco's New Aesop Shop
We recently got the chance to pop into the new Aesop shop in San Francisco, a charming little boutique that opened December 20th.
A New Cultural Hub for San Francisco
In the last few years, San Francisco has seen an influx of new architecture to house its cultural institutions.
San Francisco's New Bus Shelters
Though they're not exactly the hottest design news in town, my daily walk to work up Sansome Street from the Montgomery BART stop...
Greening San Francisco's Old Mint
Last year I had the chance to take a press preview of the Old Mint in San Francisco.
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.
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...