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.

Tour a 17th-Century Paris Loft Overflowing with Vintage Items
A tastemaker brings his distinct vision to an industrial loft with a centuries-old pedigree.
A Vibrant Retrofit Breathes New Life Into a Dilapidated 19th-Century House in Paris
A lively color palette, graphic tiles, and custom woodwork enhance the Parisian charm of this one-of-a-kind residence.
A 19th-Century Dutch Workshop Is Now a Stunning, Spacious Loft
A former workshop in the Dutch city of Den Bosch is converted into a hip, Manhattan-inspired loft.
An Airy Brooklyn Loft With 19th-Century Charm Hits the Market at $2.6M
Nine-foot windows usher in natural light while framing up-close views of the Brooklyn Bridge.
A 20th-Century Dutch Schoolhouse Now Holds a Series of Airy Lofts
Built in 1912, an old school in Rotterdam, South Holland, is reincarnated as six light-filled apartments.
An Airy Penthouse Loft in the Heart of Paris Lists for €1.6M
Featuring a soaring atrium, the spacious French home spreads across three floors of a converted 20th-century foundry.
This Petite Paris Apartment is a Vintage Furniture–Filled Delight
An eccentric and eclectic Paris apartment reflects a lifetime of thoughtful collecting—and a considered eye.
A Divine Intervention Is Staged For This 16th-Century Spanish Church
Two friends breathe new life into a crumbling Spanish church.
A 19th-Century Schoolhouse in Brooklyn Becomes a Classy Apartment
Inspired by the character of their landmarked building from 1873, two Brooklyn-based interior designers celebrate the heritage of...
Modern Boutique Hotel in a 19th-Century Foundry
Designer John Tong’s inventive Ontario boutique hotel blends rural references with an urbane sensibility.
A Monochromatic Renovation for a 19th-Century Montreal Home
Once a residence for the stable hands responsible for the horses and carriages of a grander home in Montreal, this structure now...
A 16th-Century Florentine Palazzo Is Transformed Into an Artist Residency
Housed within the Palazzo Galli Tassi in the heart of Florence, Numeroventi is an artist residency, exhibition space, and loft...
An 18th-Century Townhouse Is Now a Chic Norwegian Rental
Built in 1710, this historic Norwegian townhouse has been transformed into an airy holiday home.
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...
Dwell Home Tours: A Renovated 17th-Century Farmhouse in Scotland
A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site of 17th-century ruins in Scotland, creating...
An Idyllic Red Cabin in Sweden Echoes a 19th-Century Soldier’s Cottage
Unable to salvage an 1850 hut, architect Per Söderberg builds a crimson retreat that pays homage to the original.
Take a Peek Inside Airbnb's New Loft-Inspired Office Space in Paris
Airbnb is all about local—and that's just what they've done with their brand new Parisian office space.
A Serene, Charred-Wood Library Punctuates a 17th-Century Home in England
Topped with a green roof, a minimalist library opens seamlessly to a garden oasis.
A 17th-Century Building in the Swiss Alps Is Reimagined as a Residence, Rental, and Wine Bar
Designer Jonathan Tuckey reconfigures a stone-and-timber structure for contemporary living.
A Passive House and “Sauna Tower” Join a 19th-Century Barn in the Hudson Valley
In New York, architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick creates an eclectic compound designed to suit a client with an...