My second loft space is in South Melbourne. In, wait for it, a former biscuit and cake factory. Who wouldn’t want to live in a cake factory? A little warmer with a bit more personality than the first loft. I could see myself moving in and just adding a few more of my tchotchkes and a splash of colour. It’s a tad brown for me at the moment. There’s a cellar too. Perhaps a dungeon man cave for my husband? Link here while it lasts.
I’m stalking two industrial style lofts today. The first, in a former produce store in Richmond, Melbourne is mind blowing. The open plan design over several levels, the concrete and timber, the steel and the brick are all classic industrial loft riffs. The design stars for me are the two fireplaces. Oh my! I’d be lighting fires in summer and cranking up the air conditioning to cope! OK so it needs some personalising. It’s like a cross between a bachelor pad and a half empty furniture consignment store. But the bones! Oh the bones! For when I win the lottery. Link here while it lasts.
FARM is a multi-disciplinary firm based in Singapore, whose work includes interior design and architecture. The Brick Loft is a fun project of theirs where a second floor office was converted into an industrial loft. The perfect home for anyone into very graphic designs, as there are several brick-wall effects throughout the space.
Here is another project of theirs that caught my eye. Serving as the home for an architectural academic, her family and an enormous collection of books, meant that the study had to come first. The house was built in the late 1960s and we wanted to keep the original feel of those terrace houses with its generous balconies and bedrooms. The study was given pride of place at the front of the house on the ground floor, facing a new walled garden, and the rest of the house fell naturally into place.
My love affair with New York firm Selldorf Architects continues. A vast, lofty, wide open, light streaming in, killer industrial windows type of lovin’. Stark white expanses anchored by dark floors and warmed by wood and colour blocks. And the whole idea of descending down into a TV “pit” just makes me grin like an idiot. Great bones brought to life with great design.
This property is loft living at its finest. I have and always will adore loft spaces. The ability to have all that space, and those huge windows and high ceilings, to be able to cram it with furniture or keep it at sparse as you wish…the possibilities are endless. This loft is to die for. It’s 2700 sq ft in a warehouse-style building located in London, with 3 bedrooms, each with it’s own bathroom. It’s been totally renovated by the current owner, and one of my favourite features is the flooring continuing along the wall in the kitchen and in the media area. I’d just throw in some industrial touches like some funky light fixtures and maybe some metal carts/cabinets and I would settle in quite nicely. 🙂 (More details here, and the agent’s page here)