Global Spotlight: 5 Fabulous Loft Homes

As Sotheby’s International Realty outlines, it doesn’t take a private island or far-off destination in order to achieve privacy and relaxation in your daily life. Even in the most metropolitan areas, a slower pace of life can be found. Peruse a collection of airy lofts from around the world that bring the ease of the island life into the city.

Tropical Vibe in Manhattan, New York

While most New Yorkers dream of an apartment with square footage, a close second is a home with an elevator that opens directly into a private living space. That is just the case at The Dance Building in Chelsea, where this tenth floor loft offers streams of light that a color palette that evokes the breeziness of a vacation villa. Luxurious indoor appointments include a well-appointed master bath complete with limestone floors, a Wetstyle tub, and Axor Starck fixtures with all the trappings of a tropical retreat.

Calm Textures in Berlin, Germany

This dream-like loft in Berlin is primed for work and play, with a bold mixture of gray and white that sets the tone for a carefully curated, minimalist aesthetic. Oversized windows let the light in while architecture serves as a form of art with vaulted beamed ceilings, exposed brick and views of neighboring rooftops from the terrace. Grab a favorite novel and fruity drink and take advantage of a soothing space that lets you imagine yourself far away from it all.

Swaying Fronds in Denver, Colorado

A private garden atrium with lush plants proves a stellar sanctuary as the indoors and outdoors fuse together in this skyward loft space in historic downtown Denver. A life-sized terrarium comes to life with natural light, a wood-planked deck and a bubbling fountain. The master suite is situated within its own private wing and boasts spa-like amenities including his-and-hers baths, oversized showers and a jetted tub. A rare feature of the building is access to your own private roof space for unwinding as the sun sets.

Light-Filled Hideaway in Ivry-sur-Seine, France

The brightness of radiant white vaulted ceilings and glossy floors amidst walls of windows creates a zen-like chamber in this coveted Île-de-France loft. Urban vacationers will revel in the spacious deck, with plenty of room for the green thumb to envision their very own sky garden. This home is close to shops, transportation and the Seine, which gives it a unique balance of private European bliss with easy access to every amenity one may require.

Indoor/Outdoor Living in Atlanta, Georgia

This sleek modern loft evokes a sense of coziness and tranquility with the twinkling terrace and exposed brick walls. An open concept with retractable screen doors allows balmy breezes in and a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living. Dine alfresco next to the grilling station, host a twilight gathering or invite guests for a glass of wine post-dinner for golden hour relaxation—the possibilities are endless.

Search for your next cosmopolitan retreat from among these luxury lofts, and bring the serenity of island living into your everyday space.