This Industrial Loft in Minneapolis Makes Cinder Block Look So Darn Cool
I know I’m in good company when I say I go gaga for an exposed brick wall. (Although there may be good reason to view them with a cautious eye.)
But cinder block? It’s never held quite the same je nais se quois for me — that is, until I set my eyes on this industrial loft for sale in Minneapolis. A factory built in the early 1900s, this space has since been converted into a residential loft. Here, concrete floors, blackened steel, and cinder block walls come together to form an open-concept pad with very cool vibes.
- Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Price: $579,000
- Size: 1,754 square feet
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 2
Hanging Edison bulbs and the natural gray-beige color scheme lend equally well to a punchy aesthetic, with bright pops of color or an array of mid-century furnishings that lean into the neutral, airy space.
Although the loft’s layout is open, it’s not without dimension. The living room, for instance, looks both up into the second floor where the bedroom (and ensuite full bathroom) lives and down into the eat-in kitchen below. The kitchen maintains an industrial look with stainless counters and appliances, but fun cobalt blue cabinetry keeps it from feeling sterile.
Up in the bedroom, meanwhile, wooden ceiling beams cozy up the look and match the steps of the floating staircase that connects this chic multi-level loft.
A wall with staggered bricks makes for miniature built-in shelves.
Wood and blackened steel staircases solidify the home’s industrial cool vibe.
This Property Crush is listed by Bruce Erickson with Compass.
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