Inspired by converted artist warehouses from the ‘70s and ‘80s, architects have been building loft-style homes (or “soft” lofts) modeled after the original conversions (“hard” lofts) for over two decades. Channeling their industrial predecessors, soft lofts usually feature a large central living space, tall ceilings, huge windows, and exposed building materials like brick, iron, or cement. But as much as we adore open concept living, a little separation is essential too - which is where lofted living comes in. Unlike a traditional floorplan, lofted rooms are more like open balconies that maintain the architectural style while still giving residents a little extra living space - and look really cool while doing it! Talk about living the high life.