The term Loft is generally used to describe an upper storey or attic in a building, in other words the space directly under the roof. A loft apartment, on the other hand, refers to a large adaptable open space, often a former industrial building or other type of space converted for residential use. This freedom in terms of design and adaptability has resulted in some very beautiful and amazing loft designs. We have selected 10 of the most impressive ones.
This beautiful urban home is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It’s a contemporary loft created in a dilapidated residence. The project was a creation of Shift Architecture Urbanism who had to completely reinvent and renovate the space. The loft is composed of a series of spaces that have been custom-designed in order to respond to the client’s requirements.
The goal for this project was to create a vertical loft without walls, with three levels that would form a continuous space. To achieve that, the architects focused on organizing the space via an oversized closet that connects all the floors. It’s a huge storage space for the entire loft and measures 10 meters in length and 9 meters in height. This modular system replaces the middle wall and also integrates kitchen appliances, bookshelves, wardrobe and a walk-in closet. But while the overall impression is that of a contemporary décor, the loft also features a selection of preserved elements such as the brick wall and the original doors.
2.Contemporary loft apartment from an old office unit.
This is another contemporary loft apartment and it’s located in Joo Chiat Ln, Singapore. It was a project by FARM and was completed in 2011. The space used to be an old office unit and it’s difficult to imagine that it could have been anything but a beautiful home. But in order to achieve this state, the space had to go through some major changes.
The loft is situated on the second floor and has a chic industrial look.The most impressive element of the design is the spiral staircase. It has a design meant to mimic the exposed brickwork that is common to most industrial buildings. It’s also one of the reasons why this space was later called “the brick loft house”. Overall, the loft is very bright. Several walls had to be knocked down in order to create an outdoor verandah near the entrance. Also, the glass sliding doors let in plenty of light as well.
3. 4,800 square foot loft.
This next amazing loft is located in New York City, USA, in a neighborhood called Hell’s Kitchen. It was a project developed by New York City-based studio Resolution: 4 Architecture. The loft is a 4,800 square foot space and it was designed for an art critic and film editor. Situated in a former industrial building, the loft occupies an entire floor. It features large windows with panoramic views over the dynamic city.
The views can be admired from different angles thanks to the huge windows situated on three sides. The renovation and transformation focused on turning the space into an inviting home with contemporary features but, at the same time, the main concern was to enhance the industrial context and to preserve as much as possible from the existing structure. The main intervention was a compressed box-like structure that contains the kitchen and supportive spaces and separates the public and private areas.
4. Three Bedroom Loft.
Located in West Village, the western portion of the Greenwich Village neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, USA, this next loft is another example of how spectacular transformations can be. The loft has a wonderful industrial interior décor and contains a total of three bedrooms and two bathrooms, spread across two floors.
This space also features spectacular 16 foot ceilings on the upper level and covers a total area of 3,608 square feet which include an open 1,395 square foot power level. The loft is currently on the market and it’s offered at $5.195 million. It’s a very bright and open space with a beautiful interior design boosting vibrant colors and bold accents. What used to be an empty and cold space is now a warm and inviting home featuring contemporary and industrial influences. There’s a wonderful sense of openness throughout the loft and this makes it stand out even more.
This is another bold and colorful space that has gone through major changes. It’s a very beautiful loft that is located on Jay street, in Tribeca, Manhattan, New York City.The loft measures a total of 4,000 square feet and contains four beautiful and spacious bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It also features a double-wide great room with a design that mixes classic and industrial details and influences. It features cast-iron pillars and a very colorful and cheerful décor.
This area has been portioned into a living room, a dining space, a library and an office and all the spaces are interconnected but not completely separated. The loft is currently offered at $7.0 million and it’s waiting for a new owner. It features many remarkable architectural features such as the cast-iron pillars, the ceilings and diversity of materials used for the interior design that result in a very beautifully balanced mix.
6. Loft in a Former Flour Mill in Denver.
Located in Denver, Colorado, the Flour Mill Lofts, as this structure is called, opened its doors in 1999 and offers, among others, this amazing fourth floor loft. The building was originally created back in 1906 and its function was to store and process Colorado’s bumper wheat crops. It served for 40 years before it got abandoned. After that, the developer of this amazing loft realized its potential and decided to convert this space into a beautiful home.
The building was converted by veteran local developer Dana Crawford into luxury lofts. This particular loft measures a total of 2,198 square feet. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and it’s situated on the fourth floor of this historical building. The loft is currently listed at $973,000 and it’s yet once again in search of a loving new owner. It features a very beautiful interior design, with ample living spaces and spectacular curved walls.
7.Abstraction Active Loft in Paris.
This next loft features a very interesting interior design. Located in Paris, France, this loft was the creation of French architecture firm Smoothcore Architects. Called the abstraction Active Loft, this space impresses with its minimalism and beauty. The interior of the loft features a great sense of openness and freshness. It’s a space decorated with very little elements and this allows it to avoid becoming cluttered.
One of the most impressive architectural elements to be seen in this loft is the floating staircase that features delicate curves and strong contemporary influences. Overall, the décor is mostly white with black influences and few colorful accents. The focus was on functionally using the space available and making it feel inviting without having to use too many colors or even too many textures and decorative elements. It’s a very beautiful balance between functionality and style. In addition to the vast interior spaces, the loft also has a beautiful roof terrace.
8. 3,200 square foot loft in a former warehouse.
This is the Schein Loft, a contemporary and very beautiful space located in Soho, New York City, USA. The loft was completed in 2006 and was a project by New York City-based studio Archi-Tectonics. It measures a total of 3,200 square feet and was designed in a former warehouse. Sitting on the 8th floor of the building, the loft benefits from panoramic views that can be admired from all the rooms.
The internal structure features a series of space organized as overlapping zones. This allows them to maintain a sense of openness throughout the loft. This detail along with the large windows, also contribute to a strong indoor-outdoor relationship. The loft has terraces on the East and West facades. One is an extension of the master bedroom while the other is adjacent to the living and dining spaces. The interior design focuses on comfort and serves as a relaxing getaway for the owners.
9. Renovated Loft in Tribeca.
This is yet another amazing loft that impresses with its strong contemporary features and overall sophistication. The loft is located in the Tribeca district in Manhattan, New York City. It was a project by New York City-based architect and designer William T. Georgis who was in charge of renovating this space and transforming it into a luxury home.
The most impressive part of the loft is the guest bedroom. It’s not just any space. It’s a room that was encased by curved glass walls. This allows it to serve as the centerpiece of the loft, resembling a beautiful dome. It’s not exactly a private space but it’s definitely an eye-catching feature and a unique focal point. The rest of the rooms share a minimalist and contemporary décor focused on clean lines and angles, neutral colors and very few unnecessary elements. The living area is a vast space with beautiful columns and a stylish high ceiling.
10. Union Square Loft project.
The last amazing loft we’re going to show you today is also located in Manhattan. New York City. It’s a 3,600 square foot space and was a project by New York City-based studio Naiztat + Ham Architects. The Union Square Loft project involved the complete renovation and remodel of the space. The goal was to turn it into a modern living space.
Originally a space with a strong industrial design, the loft features tall vaulted ceiling, steel columns and an overall open feel. The architects in charge had to make lots of changes. They first decided to open up the space and to expose all the beautiful structural elements such as the brick walls and ceilings, columns, etc. After that, they gave the space a modern makeover. The kitchen was placed adjacent to the freight elevator but, since it had to natural light, the elevator doors were replaced with fire-rated glass doors. This solving the problem.