While loft living might not be for everyone, others find it dream-worthy. Wide open spaces paired with high ceilings lead to innovative storage solutions and clever furniture layouts for some, while others become overwhelmed with the lack of walls. When done well, lofts become the covetable places that any urbanite would love to hang their hat, which led us to search out ten lofts that are doing it right. Take a look.
Designed by Ofist in Istanbul, Turkey, the Karakoy Loft belongs to a 40-something bachelor who longed for a comfortable space with a focus on natural and neutral materials. Horizontal wooden planks rise from the window wall up onto the slanted ceiling, giving the slightly industrial space a warm, cozy feeling.
Once the Saint Martins School of Art has now become the Saint Martins Lofts after a renovation led by 19 Greek Street, who designed the model apartment. The loft-like space features high ceilings and white surfaces to keep the space light and bright. Eclectic furnishings give it a modern, contemporary feel.
Interior designer Kelly Hoppen once called this London loft home, which features double height ceilings underneath a pitched roof with wooden beams. A curved metal staircase and a hanging chair make for bold statements in this large open space.
This Brooklyn loft designed by SABO project was first gutted before rebuilding the interior to become more functional. Dropped ceilings were removed, as were partition walls to open the space up and give it 12′ tall ceilings. Mezzanine levels were created and now house additional storage, a closet, and custom cabinets underneath.
Sadie Snelson Architects is behind this warehouse conversion where steel, wood, and concrete are the predominate materials used. A mezzanine level above the kitchen provides additional square footage while helping to break up some of the large open space of the loft.
Housewares brand Hunting for George collaborated with Melbourne design studio Grazia & Co on a collection of signature lifestyle products. That led to them furnishing a gorgeous, light-filled loft with all the timeless goods.
Part time New Yorker Hussein Jarouche, who’s a Brazilian artist, enlisted Ana Strumpf to design his Chelsea loft to feel like home despite only being there four times a year. The loft is filled with an eclectic mix of artwork and design objects to give it a fun and quirky vibe.
Kelly Behun has a way of creating spaces that have an understated glamour, which is the case of this New York City penthouse. Instead of the all-white space appearing cold and sterile, it feels cozy with its layers of rich textures and framed city views.
The Belgian studio Graux & Baeyens Architecten renovated a factory outside of Kortrijk into this loft full of curvy walls and light wood tones. The extra tall ceilings and massive windows keep the interior bright, and the rounded brick ceilings are a nod to the building’s former life.
Design42 Architecture renovated this loft in downtown NYC to maximize its modest space. Since the square footage is limited, they built up to create additional living areas while adding plenty of extra storage options throughout.