The Loft Revolution in Royal Oak
The loft revolution began in the 1950s when many artists and residents decided to convert vacant industrial and warehouse buildings in Manhattan's SoHo district into spacious living and work spaces. The exposed ceilings, multistory windows, open floor plans, cast-iron framing, and cement floors were perfect settings for studios, galleries, and avant-guard homes. It wasn't long before the SoHo lifestyle caught the public's imagination by storm and loft living became a worldwide phenomenon. Today, Main Street Lofts and Troy Street Lofts in Royal Oak are more than just a transplanted great idea-they are unique.

Loft Culture
Loft living is a blend of American invention and Parisian bohemian culture. With exposed ceilings, cast-iron framing and cement floors, these unlikely housing units allowed for large floor-to-ceiling windows and open floor plans, a perfect setting for artist's studios and galleries. Surprised landlords welcomed the tenants who often had to install their own plumbing and build walls to divide rooms. Soon the avant-guard living styles of the Greenwich, SoHo and TriBeCa artists caught on, and loft living became a worldwide phenomenon.