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.

A Renovated Apartment in Norway With a Dreamy Loft
Outside Oslo, one family's remodeled home includes a dark, secluded loft that encourages daydreaming.
This Cozy Home Totally Changes How We Think of Tribeca Lofts
A Manhattan renovation takes cues from its neighbors—a pioneering artist’s loft and the light of the nearby Hudson River.
Get the Look in This Tribeca Loft
A Manhattan loft brings in a lot of natural light and indulges in an array of wood details, from furniture to flooring.
This Brooklyn Fashion Designer’s Cozy Loft Was Renovated on a Budget
A fashion label founder refuses to hide the rough side of her Brooklyn apartment, exposing pipes, columns, vents, and more.
Can This Renovated, Loft-Like Home in Spain Be Any Dreamier?
A cramped home in Catalonia gets a dramatic makeover that highlights its best historic details.
Brooklyn Loft Renovation Masters Storage With a Custom Cabinet Wall
A creative tear-down renovation exposes a loft to natural light.
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...
A Family’s Loft in Poland Gets a Minimalist Renovation That’s Both Elegant and Functional
A comprehensive interior renovation by Loft Kolasiński transforms a 1930s-era family home in Szczecin, Poland, into a...
Eileen Gray Documentary Premieres in Tribeca
A new documentary film, Gray Matters, does justice to a life less ordinary: that of design innovator Eileen Gray.
An Honest Guide to the Benefits and Drawbacks of Skylights
A skylight might seem like a universally bright idea, but though it can be a great design feature, it isn’t without flaws of its...
An Impressive 20-Foot Skylight Transforms a Jumbled Chicago Home
By opening up the atrium of a historic residence in Chicago, an architect shows it may take more than a first (or second) draft...
A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
Like a Loft on Water
Anchored in a small canal, this floating house is all about space and light.
A Mid-Century Manhattan Loft
When you're running a company out of your home, you'd better hope you've got the space to keep everything in its place.
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...
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.
Big City, Little Loft
New York City is the nation’s capital of cramped quarters.
A Steel Staircase Merges Two Units Into One in Tribeca
Thanks to a complete renovation, two separate units are merged into a single residence to create a chic home for a growing family...
Shinola Pairs with Rockwell to Bring Detroit to Tribeca
Made-in-Detroit brand Shinola opens a stunning Rockwell Group-designed retail location in New York's Tribeca neighborhood.
Honeycomb Paper Covers a Skylight in This Hip Japanese Restaurant
A chic, Kappo-style restaurant in Singapore features a softly skylit dining area with washi paper overhead.