Chic Urban Apartments

Chic, urban apartments are definitely perfect for someone who is energetic and full of life. These apartments are ideal because they are often just steps away from amenities like fine restaurants and even parks and other recreational activities. Yet, these apartments, once inside, are just as homey and comfortable as any apartment you would find in the suburbs. Often, they have superior views, cool features like exposed bricks and beams, and an industrial feel.

The apartments featured below all have something special, a particular touch that makes them worthy of a magazine. Some have expertly chosen furniture while others have ceiling height that would rival even the tallest cathedrals. Either way, you won’t be disappointed by the incredible roundup of urban apartments shown here.

This chic downtown loft in San Diego has amazing city views and large floor to ceiling windows that let in tons of light. The long curtains help to define the ceiling height, and well-chosen contemporary accessories complete the look.{picture found here}.

I can’t get enough of this incredible industrial urban home. The exposed steel beams, ductwork, and bricks give it a historic charm. The stairs are open and airy, making the whole room feel large and expansive, even though this room does not have a large square footage.{found on site}.

The vintage yet contemporary vibe in this urban Houston apartment gives it a cozy and comfortable feel. An old couch contrasts with a highly modern chair. Industrial barstools look pristine set against the old wood floors and exposed brick. Rows and rows of books make it the ideal place to sit and read.

Everyone knows that an outdoor space is the ultimate luxury when looking for an urban apartment. This incredible patio and deck has comfortable and durable seating, a place for many friends to gather, and incredible downtown views.{found on site}.

Urban/contemporary apartments often have some of the best art collections. This gallery wall is so simple and would be easy to DIY. The small frames make art more affordable and create wonderful conversation pieces. This hallway also draws your eye to the expansive urban view.{found here}.

One way to make a smaller urban apartment feel bigger is to have your furniture appear to be floating. The couch is lifted off of the floor as is the console underneath the TV. Recessed lights help bolster the natural light that undoubtedly fills the apartment throughout the day.

If you are in the market for a new home, consider urban living. As these apartments show, there are so many ways to achieve a comfortable and lived in look even in the most pristine contemporary apartments. Plus, you can’t beat living close to so many unique amenities that cities have to offer.

If you prefer having outdoor spaces and places to garden, don’t assume that every urban apartment is just steel beams and glass. Many places have patio areas and in the case of urban townhomes, backyards where pets and kids can play.

So, good luck, and happy hunting!



Published by in Apartments, on June 15th, 2012

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