Lately, as I amble about my little vintage apartment, I've been dreaming of living in a loft. Oh those high ceilings and wide open spaces! While I was flipping through the house tour archives to placate my loft living fantasy, I started to notice some rather incredible kitchens...• The kitchen in Doub's Free Spirited in Fishtown is everything I imagine when I think of living in a loft – right down to the adorable dog. I can just imagine tossing apples up to my husband on the walkway above the kitchen!
• The ceiling may be low in Jessica's Warm & Well Traveled Loft but it still maintains many loft features, like exposed pipes. The thing that drew me in to this kitchen, however, is the absolutely gorgeous island!
• Part of my dream of living a loft life is hosting big, fabulous parties. The kitchen in The Midyette Family's Tribeca Loft is made for entertaining. Just look at that long bar with all the stools!
• I can totally see myself standing behind that stainless steel island, surrounded by the moody black kitchen in Brooke & Sam's Skyscraper Loft.
• The kitchen in Megan & David's Storefront Live/Work Loft includes a drop down white board that the couple built for business meetings. Of course, I would totally use it for after-dinner Pictionary!
• The eclectic collections that abound in Michele Masters an Old School Loft are present in the kitchen, too. And that's totally part of its charm!
• One thing jumped out at me when I saw the photo of the kitchen in Mel & Dave's Industrial Chic Loft – that amazing exhaust fan over the range! How cool and industrial and yet also very practical!
• I love the modern beauty of the kitchen in Tomas & Eric's Downtown Davinci Loft. And I'm especially gaga for the island, with its black lacquered front and wood top and legs.
• One look at the backsplash in Caitlin & Levi's Youthful Loft and I was hooked! So unbelievably cool!
• The kitchen in the loft belonging to The Boys of Bushwick contains the inventive wine and stemware rack hanging by chains from the ceiling. Um, hello, that's so lofty!
Images: As credited in house tours.