7 Kick Ass Industrial Loft Renovations
These renovations transform rough hewn spaces into modern, inviting residences with plenty of open space and historic character.
Above: A historic building in Denver houses this modern loft, which was given a complete remodel by architect Robb Studio and interior design firm Studio Gild. The 3,000-square-foot home is an open-plan space designed for entertaining. Photo by David Lauer
In Brussels, globetrotting Belgian architect Julien De Smedt carved out a space to call his own in a converted industrial loft building. “In the morning, the eastern light comes into the small terrace by the kitchen,” he says. “If I have work to do at home, which I do a lot, I’ll sit at the dining table and just look out. And in the summer, I’m out on the terrace. On clear nights, I’ll head upstairs. There’s a skylight and you can see the stars. Even in the city, you totally can! The skylight really changes the condition of the interior. If you light that gap in the evening from the outside, it’s as if there is daylight.” Photo by Frederik Vercruysse
A creative tear-down renovation in Brooklyn exposes a loft to natural light. In the family room, a set of custom cabinets open up to create an office desk. The steps on the left lead up to a mezzanine space that serves as play space for the children and a sleeping area for guests. Courtesy of SABO project.
Designer Paola Navone transformed this 200-year-old factory in Umbria into an inviting home, where huge swaths of Indian cotton drape the vintage iron-framed bed and closet in the master bedroom. The double-height cabinets hold stow clothing, serving as an unconventional closet. Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen
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. Luckily, that’s not a concern for Bob Weinstein, who developed 5,600 square feet of ultra-raw space in Manhattan’s Chelsea district into that trickiest of typologies, the live/work environment—and a haven of midcentury modern furnishings. The oversized conference table was designed by Jens Risom. Photo by Elizabeth Felicella
This San Francisco home in the Theatre Lofts building—originally built in 1926 as a movie palace—was given a sophisticated upgrade by LOCZIdesign. Courtesy of Margot Hartford Photography
Linda Hutchins and John Montague hired Works Partnership Architecture to turn a former warehouse and auto repair shop in Portland, Oregon into a versatile live-work space. The couple first came across the 5,000-square-foot warehouse and former auto repair shop in 2006, when she was looking for a new studio. But after walking through the wide-open space and admiring its exposed roof trusses, Hutchins told her husband, “I don’t want my studio here. I want to live here.” Photo by Matthew Williams