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June 15, 2015
City-dwellers beware: these expansive lofts from San Francisco to Copenhagen may give you a case of apartment-envy.
Brooklyn open-plan living area

Designing for a couple and their two teenage girls, architect Ed Kopel transformed three individual apartments into an expansive, 3,200-square-foot flat in Brooklyn. A minimalist white aesthetic is favored throughout the space, which houses the couple's growing art collection.

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Francis Dzikowski
Originally appeared in A Bright Brooklyn Loft with an Envy-Inducing Walk-In Closet
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Kitch table flanked by Design Within Reach seating.

Residents Jen Geiger and James Marcovitz have filled their renovated Tribeca loft with a thoughtfully curated collection of vintage modern furniture, Americana, and blue-chip artwork.

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Lastly, check out the Wardell-Sagan apartment from our December/January Prefab issue in 2011. Jeff Wardell collects a lot of large-scale street art and wanted to renovate his loft to preserve as much display space for art as possible.

Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their collection and reflect their passions.

Originally appeared in Coolest Homes for Artists & Art Collectors
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Open-plan Denver loft

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 1920s building was converted into lofts in 2000. The client started out looking for new cabinet hardware and an improved connection between the laundry room and the guest bath, but ultimately decided to work with the firms on a full overhaul.

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Flatiron loft with walnut drop ceiling

Designed by Foz Design for a couple, this luminous Manhattan loft features a professional-grade kitchen done up in warm walnut.

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Daniel Witterman
Originally appeared in NYC Loft with a Spacious, Party-Ready Kitchen
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Manhattan live work loft

At 5,600 square feet, Bob Weinstein's midcentury-inspired loft in Manhattan is not only spacious enough to house himself and his partner, but also his business. 

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Justin Reid
Originally appeared in A Mid-Century Manhattan Loft
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renovated loft with Eames shell chairs and tulip table

To revamp their loft in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, a family enlisted Matthew Miller of StudioLAB. Their goal: turn the dreary loft into a modern space that offers ample room for their three children to enjoy. Miller says the family knew exactly what they wanted to accomplish with their home’s new look. “We gutted everything,” Miller says. “It was important to keep a big open space where the living room, dining area, and kitchen flow into one another.”

Originally appeared in A Renovated Tribeca Loft with a Modern Aesthetic
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Modern living area with planters and gray furniture

Morten Bo Jensen, of Danish industrial design company Vipp, and his partner, graphic designer Kristina May Olsen, have mixed repurposed vintage items with their own creations inside their spacious Copenhagen apartment.

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San Francisco loft with double-height ceiling and pendant lights

This San Francisco loft in the Theatre Lofts building, built in 1926 as a movie palace, was given a sophisticated upgrade by LOCZIdesign.

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Margot Hartford Photography
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Cabinets and storage in a Brooklyn apartment

Located in a former Brooklyn factory, this loft’s gracious, 12-foot ceilings had been hidden by four feet of drop ceiling. The clients—parents of a family of four—initially asked architect Alex Delaunay, founder and principal of SABO project, to simply expand the bathroom. However, as the architect revealed the condo’s more spacious potential, the clients expanded the project to a total interior tear-down and renovation.

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SABO project
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Brooklyn open-plan living area

Designing for a couple and their two teenage girls, architect Ed Kopel transformed three individual apartments into an expansive, 3,200-square-foot flat in Brooklyn. A minimalist white aesthetic is favored throughout the space, which houses the couple's growing art collection.

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