loft can be an upper storey or attic in a building, directly under the roof. Alternatively, a loft apartment refers to large adaptable open space, often converted for residential use (a converted loft) from some other use, often light industrial. Adding to the confusion, some converted lofts include upper open loft areas. Within certain upper loft areas exist even further lofts, which may contain loft areas of their own, and so forth.


An upper room or story in a building, mainly in a barn, directly under the roof, used either for storage (as in most private houses), for a specific purpose, e.g. an "organ loft" in a church, or to sleep in (sleeping loft). In this sense it is roughly synonymous with attic, the major difference being that an attic typically constitutes an entire floor of the building, while a loft covers only a few rooms, leaving one or more sides open to the lower floor. In barns a hayloft is often larger than the ground floor as it would contain a year's worth of hay.

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Philadelphia tenants ousted

Arkansas Online 25 Aug 2019
PHILADELPHIA -- Residents of the Lofts at 509 Vine apartments near Philadelphia's historic Old City are to be replaced with business travelers and tourists, as the property becomes the latest in the city to fall under the control of a new breed of tech-enabled startups that are converting residential real estate into visitor accommodations....

Ed Lotterman: Weighing the value over time of what we spend

The Bismarck Tribune 25 Aug 2019
When I was a student, nearly a half-century ago, the shabbiest old rooming houses were being replaced by ugly but functional 2½-story walk-up apartment buildings ... Many half-derelict century-old commercial buildings have been redeveloped into loft apartments or scrapped and replaced with snazzy new buildings....

Hitting new highs: How singer Loah left her day job after co-writing one of ex-boyfriend Hozier's catchiest songs

Irish Independent 24 Aug 2019
At the theatre. Robert Tripolino as Jesus with Loah as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar Musician Loah is just back from performing in the West End. Photo. Gerry McManus Stage alchemy ... Photo. Frank Mc Grath ... Email ... It's either back to London or to the States, where she lived the New York dream and stayed in a loft apartment in Brooklyn in 2013 ... ....

Inside the restoration of Shea's Seneca

The Buffalo News 23 Aug 2019
Unveiled late last year, the revitalized Shea’s Seneca includes 23 high-end apartments, four banquet spaces and four retail spaces ... The building also includes the Skyroom Lofts ... The apartments range from one-bedroom, one-bathroom units to the stunning two-bed, two-bath loft that’s situated directly above the marquee....

Renters are being forced out of Philadelphia apartments to make way for tourists

Republican American 23 Aug 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Residents of the Lofts at 509 Vine apartments near Philadelphia’s historic Old City are to be replaced with business travelers and tourists, as the property becomes the latest in the city to fall under the control of a new breed of tech-enabled startups ......

'Rock star' Gaggan hungry for new Bangkok venture after restaurant closure

This is Money 23 Aug 2019
Self-styled culinary rock star Gaggan Anand predicts he will be one of the greatest chefs of thre 21st century ... It just comes, you deal with it," the 41-year-old told AFP in his loft-style apartment in the Thai capital, with fridges covering an entire wall, a long dining table, and a bookshelf-size pantry ... "I am tired. I am laughing. I am crying ... ....

Former GSA office building in Alexandria, Va., to find new life as loft apartments

The Washington Post 22 Aug 2019
TOWN SQUARE . The Foundry will have 50 studio units, 292 one-bedroom units and 178 two-bedroom units ... ....

Affordable apartments heading to increasingly unaffordable East Austin

Culture Map 22 Aug 2019
A loft project promising 90 affordable apartments is coming to ever-pricier East Austin ... Talavera Lofts, designed by Austin architecture firm Nelsen Partners Inc., will mostly feature studio apartments, along with one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The largest apartments will be around 1,200 square feet....

I WONDER | Why are houses demolished at North Manhattan Avenue, Vattier?

The Mercury 22 Aug 2019
When it comes to that part of town these days, it seems like either a hotel or apartment complex will follow. In this instance, workers are clearing the way for Avenue M, a four-story apartment building. The lot being demolished for the apartments included houses at 1220, 1226 and 1230 Vattier, and 910 North Manhattan Avenue....

Meryl Streep’s Longtime Tribeca Penthouse Is Back on the Market for $18.25 Million

New York Observer 22 Aug 2019
Meryl Streep is listing her Tribeca apartment for sale, again. Scroll through to see inside the loft ... She and Don Gummer purchased the apartment in 2006 ... The loft occupies a full floor at the River Lofts condominium, and is entered via a direct private elevator ... The apartment also ......

Show apartments complete at historic cotton mill

The Business Desk 21 Aug 2019
... project to bring an old cotton mill dating back to the 1800s back to life has reached a major milestone as five loft-style show apartments are now complete....

Ferry Blvd apartments hit the market in Stratford

Ctpost 21 Aug 2019
Residents are making themselves at home at Stratford’s newest batch of apartments. Developers recently debuted the Lofts at 335 at 335 Ferry Blvd ... The Florida-based developers spent the past two years transforming their Connecticut office property site into 71 market-rate apartments just off Interstate 95....

Best of Columbia 2019: Places to Live

Free Times 21 Aug 2019
The slogan might be A City Apart, but living there, but while it is self-contained, it also allows you to connect with everything Columbia has to offer ... Willow CreekBest Apartment Community. Canalside Lofts ... Vista Towers Apartments ... is an enviable apartment community indeed....