One of the most creative spaces in the condominium category is a loft. Lofts are a type of unit that originated when warehouses back East were converted into apartments and condominiums. From a design perspective they have come a long way. Here are some characteristics you might see in lofts:
- High ceilings – some set minimum ceiling heights at twelve feet or it is not considered a loft just a condo with high ceilings
- Exposed piping, ductwork, structural elements, Concrete, Steel
- Large expansive windows & lots of light (often floor to ceiling)
- Minimal uses of interior walls to define space and doors to close off areas
- Outdoor spaces. Often with roof top gardens or decks
- Transition space, living and work space, blurring the lines between workplace and residence
- Modern finishes using concrete, metal, stone, brick, wood used freely alongside drywall, ceramic tile and vinyl & other materials available.
Here is a collection of pictures showing the range of how loft living can be:
I will post shortly with examples here in Seattle. Stay tuned.