As real estate agents, we love downtown Salt Lake City’s array of arts and crafts homes, bungalows, modern masterpieces and of course, beautiful light-filled lofts.
Some of downtown Salt Lake City’s first lofts were artist’s dwellings. With their open, light filled spaces, they were viable and affordable live-work spaces for artists of all ilks. Crane Arts and the lofts on Pierpont were part of Salt Lake’s, cool offbeat scene and one of the best places to roam about on a gallery stroll to people watch and take in some good art. These spaces soon became coveted living spaces for all kinds of people who wanted in on Salt Lake’s downtown real estate. The lofts at Westgate popped up, the Patrick lofts, as more and more, former industrial buildings were transformed, the cooler these spaces have become. This article below, from Architectural Digest features well-designed lofts from across the country. May you gain some inspiration…and find out why loft life is the best.
With their spacious open floor plans, tall ceilings, and oversize windows, loft apartments are highly coveted by city dwellers, who crave both square footage and natural sunlight. Often located in former factory buildings, these spaces may incorporate chic industrial details—such as exposed pipes or support columns, or original wood-plank floors—and usually boast long, uninterrupted walls that offer the perfect back for large artworks or designer furnishings. We’ve gathered lofts from the pages of Architectural Digest that show how a raw space can be transformed into a luxurious, one-of-a-kind residence. From decorator Campion Platt’s contemporary Manhattan loft to an airy, art-friendly Seattle apartment, these light-filled urban sanctuaries may inspire you to bring a little industrial edge to your own space.
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The master bedroom of a Manhattan loft by Shelton, Mindel & Associates features a floating wall that silhouettes a 1954 lamp by Max Ingrand for FontanaArte; the headboard is covered in a Holly Hunt Great Plains fabric, and the bed linens are by Pratesi. The chairs are by Alvar Aalto (foreground) and Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist.
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Designer Terry Hunziker extensively renovated his own loft in Seattle, using free-floating planes to define spaces, such as the gallery, seen here.
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Whimsical Italian chairs brighten the Manhattan loft of Bernd Goeckler, which was designed by architect Francine Monaco and decorator Carl D’Aquino of D’Aquino Monaco.
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A New York loft designed by Shelton, Mindel & Associates is furnished with pieces by Charlotte Perriand, Knoll, and Poul Kjærholm.
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In investor Yoon Kim’s Manhattan penthouse, which was designed by David Mann and Brett McMullen of MR Architecture + Decor, the custom-made De Angelis sofa is covered in an Edelman leather, the blackened-steel console was custom made by Soraya Ltd., and the Ball chair with goat-hair upholstery is by Inmod. The cowhide rug is by Beauvais Carpets, and the walls throughout the loft are painted in a white custom blend by Benjamin Moore.
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The sheer volume of Yoon Kim’s loft hits guests right away, its dimensions seemingly extended via the views from the large windows. A chandelier by David Weeks for Ralph Pucci lights a set of Eero Saarinen Tulip chairs by Knoll; the Hudson counter stools are by Emeco.