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Feb092010

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For as long as I can remember I have wanted to live in a converted loft (and this desire has grown in the past 2 years since living in a 12' wide home). What a pleasure to find an email in my inbox from Peter Wagner of Germany who wanted to share his loft with our readers. It is located in an old factory and in one year Peter converted the space HIMSELF into a spacious and cosy home that I am utterly envious of. Here are a couple before photos that show how much work he took on:

And now photos of the newly renovated space that he did such a wonderful job with. I especially love his use of Ikea storage units throughout. (Photos by the talented Michael Berger).

Reader Comments (37)

Wonderful job with the loft!! Chainsaw as art? Hmmm...

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Absolutely Love Love Love this!

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Wonderful....so inspiring!!
Am loving the built in garden bed in the kitchen, brilliant :)

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVR

Im in LOVE!!

What a great job, extreamly beautiful .I love the clean ,simple and functional design,the colours and the balance of full and empty spaces. And the plants are enough for the place, they don't get tire eyes but beautiful.Just - maybe- the walls need some paints. Superb work indeed.

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCanan

This is my dream home come true.

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

OMG!! I looooove this job. the colours are perfects and this is a simple design but this's really beautiful.
It's wonderful.

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarmy

Wow, he did an amazing job! Is he single and straight, lol. It's a toss up as he is both handy and tasteful;)

Besos,
Jaime

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDoxa Home

Great job and so much space! The inbuilt planter in the kitchen is bold and brilliant. I think the place can gain even more in character by adding some artwork (in addition to the chainsaw on display) and a few sparks of colour.

Haha love the chainsaw art! The loft is so well done. Now I want one and i'm not usually a loft person.

xoxo

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpaperpocket

chainsaw on shelf = awesome.

i really like the row of spices in the kitchen, too.

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commentererin lang norris

I CANNOT believe how perfect this place turned out! what an amazing job!
Love it....

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNuit

I rarely comment because I would just say the same thing over and over, but dude. I love this place! He really got the minimal but still cosy balance just right.

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer in sf

minimal, beautiful...dare I say a little sexy?
I have always wanted to live in a loft space too, I'm stuck in suburbia! LOL

These pics made my day!

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commentersarah

wow, his house turned out amazing! Wonderful job!!!!!

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commentermari a.

LOVE THE CHAINSAW AS ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshli malinek

woosh! thats soooo gorgeous! love it.
where in germany is that? i've got to visit him directly!
we've got many wonderful old factory buildings in my town... gotta go now and check if I can move into one!!!

great work!

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia

ok, just checked the photographer`s website and in his portfolio is the whole loft series. wonderful piece of living space. i am envious beyond description...

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia

Anyone know where could i find the side panels (white) that he used to make a bench/wood storage?

Very inspiring indeed i would like to "borrow" his idea.

Please help if you can, i'm a neophyte when it come to design.

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrice

First, after the last few retro posts, I'm going to giggle about the abundant use of live plants in a modern setting! Then I'm going to rave about the wild use of lower space, with its dedication to books... and the resident chainsaw overseeing it all. I seriously wish color had made its way into the palette -- what IS it with men and beige? -- but what a marvelous space for a claustraphobe.

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

Oh my goodness. That floor is to die for. So is the bathroom. Yummy...

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Chenevert

Superb!! Peter has done an incredible job. I love lofts, shame they are nowhere to be found where I live.

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDecofabulous

Hope he's married. I think I'd be a bit worrie dif I went home to see his etchings and found a chain saw!!! Seriously though this is a beautiful space. He's done an amazing job.

9 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Oh my God. This bath reminds me Auschwitz or something O_o

10 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnja

Oh God, I didn't comment the right post :D Sorry.

10 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnja

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