Unusual Lofts: The Architecture of Converted Spaces

The term "loft" gets thrown around quite often to describe high-rise urban, residential buildings. Recently, we have been fascinated with unconventional loft conversions, such as abandoned fire stations, barns, and churches. We have a deep obsession for the history of the buildings and their strong architectural features.

We can try to make our place look worn in and old, but it just isn't the same to living in a place that has aged 100 or more years. The architectural elements of the old buildings carry so much visual interest that they become the design of the home or at least a very strong design inspiration. We could spend hours viewing every little detail of the featured loft photos.

We would love for you to indulge us with inspiration if you live in a converted building that is now your residence. What was your home's former glory and what are your favorite features of the loft?

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(Images: Ochs Design, Zecc, Uxus Design)

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Marcia is an interior, portrait, and travel photographer and has photographed over 50 homes of creatives. Her photographic style is capturing her subject in the most natural state and creating an emotional response.