Originally the industrial revolution and later starving artists have made them possible: elegant city lofts from New York’s Tribeca to Paris’s Trocadéro. After the 19th century’s factories, warehouses, garment and print shops moved out, the artists moved in. They saw the potential of a vast live-work space in the urban environs of SoHo and Tribeca. These pioneers included Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and William de Kooning, and over the next few decades, loft conversion boomed. Then, as now, the quintessential loft apartment is an airy, open-plan space with an industrial-chic aesthetic, wood floors, exposed brick, columns and beams, high ceilings, and monumental windows looking onto cobblestone streets below. Where the bohemians went, their friends and patrons followed.
Thus loft living has moved beyond Manhattan and its outer boroughs to urban streetscapes far afield in France, the Netherlands, and Thailand—as this collection of luxury homes gloriously will attest.
luxurydefined, the online magazine by Christie’s International Real Estate presents in a descriptive article eight luxury loft conversions:
- 8-10 White Street in Tribeca, New York City
- Lavish Loft in Cannes, France
- Contemporary Harborfront Loft in Monte Carlo, Monaco
- 534 LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village, New York City
- Loft Living at Windshield Naradhiwas, Bangkok, Thailand
- Halvemaanpassage Loft in Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Place du Trocadéro Loft in Paris
- #100-113 Dupont Street in Toronto, Canada
Look at these objects in peace and quiet, dream of a luxurious life in the middle of vibrant city districts. Usually dreams are foams in the vernacular, but here the dreams are real; all eight properties are for sale through Christie’s International Real Estate. Wüst-und-Wüst will be happy to help you.