Loft apartments have become wildly popular in urban areas. These spaces, once home to industry and commerce and then abandoned, only to be rescued—resurrected, Phoenix-like—are converted into desirable examples of cosmopolitan living.
London-based architect William Tozer’s Loft in London is one of these fantastic renovations, in which he converted part of an old factory into a welcoming, contemporary apartment. Rather than hiding the blemished concrete, itself an homage to the building’s history, in layers of paint, Tozer chose to complement the existing structure with wood accents. While the openness of the space is vastly preserved—definitely one of the most attractive features of loft living—care was taken to shape the apartment according to the needs of the homeowner, including a built-in office area and fully enclosed en suite bathroom. The living room is beyond inviting with those terrific wide windows, and the expansive kitchen would be a dream come true for the ardent foodie. Almost as a bonus, the view—the view!—can be best enjoyed via the outdoor terrace that extends around two sides of the loft.