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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Modern Boutique Hotel in a 19th-Century Foundry
Designer John Tong’s inventive Ontario boutique hotel blends rural references with an urbane sensibility.
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...
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...
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 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...
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.
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...
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...
A 1925 Portland Home Is a Rad Mashup of 20th-Century Styles
A local design firm draws from many eras for a Portland renovation.
A Careful Renovation of a 19th-Century Flat in Gothenburg Brings it Back to Life
A 19th-century apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, is reborn.
A 19th-Century Carriage House Is Transformed Into a Live/Work Residence For a Pair of Artists
Two artists transform a 19th-century carriage house into a home where they can both live and create.
A 19th-Century Banana Warehouse Becomes a Bright, Adaptable Home
Once a warehouse for bananas imported from the Canary Islands, a vaulted stone building in Barcelona is reborn as a contemporary...
Stunning Tile Stars in This Renovated 19th-Century Pad in Barcelona
A turn-of-the-century apartment receives a stylish revamp that highlights gorgeous floor tiles and exposed brick throughout.
A Rooftop Addition on a 19th-Century Building Suits a Growing Family’s Needs
An architect renovates his penthouse residence on the roof of the historic Gilsey House in Manhattan’s NoMad district—adding...
A 19th-Century Terrace House in Melbourne Echoes the Spirit of Italian Villas
Originally built for historic figure Samuel Lazarus, a heritage home in North Fitzroy features extensions blending home and...