Loft apartment

What does a loft apartment look like?

Living in a loft is a hot trend - even in Switzerland. Who doesn't dream of a large, bright room, antique brick walls and so much space?! Luckily, loft apartments aren't only available in New York and Berlin, but here in Switzerland as well. Not only can they be found in cities like Zürich, Basel, Bern or Geneva - they are also situated in the countryside.

The fact is: Living in converted factory buildings is more popular than ever before. But why is that?

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Origin

Lofts originated in New York in the 1940s/ Back then, empty halls or factory floors were converted into spacious apartments by artists. The artists could use the big rooms to work and live in. This phenomena then spilled across the ocean to London, Berlin and Paris. Loft apartments have long been amongst the most popular real estate worldwide.

What is a loft apartment?

A loft is a big, wide room, that was originally used as a factory or industrial warehouse. Typically it is a large room that is accessible from all sides with high ceilings. Most of the walls were hardly changed, which gives these properties an antique feel while radiating a unique charm.

Popularity

There are countless reasons that speak for living in a loft: large windows, a lot of light, spacious living areas etc. A loft apartment is like a big, white sheet of paper that can be painted on as you wish. The space can be furnished with large objects and special accessories. The large amount of personal space for creativity gives each loft a very special character. In short: It enables very personal living with charm and style.

Life dream

There are countless reasons that speak for living in a loft: large windows, a lot of light, spacious living areas etc. A loft apartment is like a big, white sheet of paper that can be painted on as you wish. The space can be furnished with large objects and special accessories. The large amount of personal space for creativity gives each loft a very special character. In short: It enables very personal living with charm and style.

Development​​​​​​​

Loft housing has changed quite a bit since the 1940s. At first, primarily artists and low-income earners lived in loft apartments. But those times are long since past. Architects and real estate companies have put a lot of thought into designing a one-room apartment that is suitable for daily life. Today, even families can live comfortably and conveniently in a loft apartment. Often additional renovations are required to live in a loft with children.

Renting or buying lofts in Switzerland​​​​​​​

Unfortunately, the «right» loft apartment isn't a dime a dozen in Switzerland. Many old factories in Switzerland have been torn down and replaced with new buildings. However, there is hope of this improving: new lofts are always being built here to meet the growing demand. Luckily, loft apartments in Switzerland can be found in the best, most central and quiet locations, but they come with a corresponding price tag. Living in a loft is rather expensive.

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No other type of real estate enables such unique and versatile living as the loft. The large space can be utilized and designed according to your very own vision. However, living in a one-room apartment must be well considered. Not everyone is ok with living in an apartment that only has one room and no balcony. However, good preparation and a sensible combination of modern and antique furniture turns a loft apartment into a unique living space with a whole lot of charm and a unique character. For singles, couples and families.

Find current advertisements below for vacant lofts for rent in Swiss cities.