I remember the first time I saw Flashdance, and I remember exactly what stood out to me. It wasn’t Jennifer Beal’s legendary shower dance scene, it was her insanely cool industrial loft apartment in New York City. It was the start of my lifelong obsession with the classic loft apartment, which I’ve held on to my whole life! I just love the openness, the exposed beams, brick, granite and pipes. There’s something so romantic and cool about living in one of these kinds of lofts.
Restored lofts have become extremely trendy over the last few decades, and if you want one in a major city, you can expect to pay a great deal of money, especially if the loft is in a district that’s been gentrified. There are still some industrial areas in cities that have yet to be taken over by loft-coveting city dwellers, and those ones generally require huge amounts of renovations, but that would be the closest you could come to having your very own Flashdance loft.
I’ve collected a ton of images from around the web of my favorite industrial warehouse loft apartments, so feel free to covet them along with me!