Dreams of the Big Apple often come with visions of airy, high-ceilinged apartments – and for a good reason. New York practically invented loft living, and luckily for us, the city has plenty of options on offer.
With spring practically around the corner, here are 5 of the best New York lofts for rent where you can experience warehouse living for yourself while exploring the city.
Duplex loft in Soho, Manhattan
This Soho loft is classic New York living: It’s got the all essential exposed brick walls and warehouse-style windows, as well as soaring ceilings and dramatic light fittings. Guests can spend the day working in the mezzanine office, before heading downstairs to lounge by the fireplace.
From £574 per night via Airbnb
Bibliophile’s loft in SoHo, Manhattan
Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves line the living room of this Soho loft, and they are brimming with fiction, biographies and books on design. Brick walls have been painted white and original floorboards have a warm patina that matches the bookshelves. Pick out a volume and cosy up in the Eames armchair, or flick through the pages at the Saarinen tulip table – part of the loft’s eclectic curation of furniture by contemporary and 20th-century designers.
From $499 per night via onefinestay
Sunny artist loft, Brooklyn
There’s plenty of space to pack in party-goers at this Gowanus loft, which has a 1,000 square foot outdoor deck that’s fringed by greenery – well-placed to bask on warm days and watch the sunset over the city. The interiors are relatively simple but feature a collection of curios – including a set of antique steel tools, children’s toys and musical instruments. The space is mostly used for editorial and commercial photoshoots but accommodates overnight guests on request.
From £306 per night via Airbnb
Luxury loft in Soho, Manhattan
If you’re after a more lived-in feel to your loft, opt for this Soho apartment, located in a landmarked building on a cobblestone street – which the owner promises a rarified ‘quiet patch’ of the city. A private elevator takes guests up to the space, where it’s all about the exposed brick and wooden floors.
From £761 per night via Airbnb
Noho Loft II, Manhattan
This Noho loft is a moodier take on loft living, with a monochromatic palette that’s broken up by flashes of mirror, polished metal and wood. Even so, there are a few quirky touches, including a zebra-print rug and a selection of ‘provocative’ artworks that dot the bathrooms.
POR via onefinestay