Liberating outsize volumes and allowing light to stream inside, lofts guarantee elegance that are oblivious to trends or eras. Mind-blowing, enticing but also confidential, lofts appeal to clients in search of esthetics and spaciousness who see them as ideal settings for their living requirements. A tour of Paris with five properties to die for... Par Sandra Serpero

In the 16th arrondissement, nestling on the ground floor at the end of a quiet courtyard, this magnificent split-level apartment in loft style basks in beautiful zenithal light. Its living space of 205 m2 is comprised of a vast living area with a ceiling over 5 metres high, an open kitchen, three bedrooms including a master suite with shower room, a bathroom, and two walk-in closets on the mezzanine overlooking the living room from one end to the other. 2.625.000 €. Espaces Atypiques Paris Rive Droite (01 42 71 03 84).

In a former factory on the outskirts of Montrouge, this superb loft offers living space of over 300 m2 on three floors with high-spec appointments. One enters via the terrace to discover a magnificent living area with very generous volumes, four bedrooms including a very large master suite with hammam. Two mezzanines overlook the living room, one accommodating two studies, the other dedicated to relaxation with a library and TV. A closed double parking place completes the property. 2.310.000 €. Espaces Atypiques Paris Rive Droite (01 42 71 03 84).

Ideally located in a cul-de-sac at the very heart of the Marché Lepic in Montmartre, this artist’s studio offers appreciable assets and knock-out charm. Enjoying total peace and quiet, its living space of 250 m2 is comprised of a vast living area with a glass roof and a ceiling 5 metres high, a semi-open kitchen, a study on the mezzanine, and three bedrooms including a master suite. Possibility of a parking place. 1.900.000 €. Junot Abbesses (01 42 52 40 00).

On the ground floor of a former industrial building in the Canal Saint Martin neighbourhood, this outstanding split-level apartment in loft style is prolonged by a lovely private terrace of 32 m2. Personalized by architects and designers of international renown, it benefits from ingenious layout allowing all the main rooms to enjoy views of the terrace. Its living space of 96 m2 consists of a dining-room with open-plan kitchen, a double corner lounge giving onto the terrace, a bedroom and a study area on the upper level.1.450.000 €. Agence des Enfants Rouges (01 44 61 70 70).

Renovated throughout in 2008 by its architect owners, this sublime family loft is near the Jardin des Plantes in a charming co-owned property at the heart of the Village Saint-Médard. Combining all the assets of this type of property, generous volumes, light and and a glass roof, it consists of a vast living area with a lounge, dining-room and open kitchen, a master suite and two bedrooms on the mezzanine. The lower level offers a study area and spare bedroom. Cellar. 2.170.000 €. Daniel Féau 5e (01 84 79 66 29).