Tour a Layered Loft Fit for a Family

A 100-year-old tobacco warehouse hardly sounds like the type of place to raise a family, but Durham, North Carolina–based designer and artist Heather Garrett is doing just that. Formally a drying facility for Liggett Myers and built in the 1920s, Garrett’s three-bedroom loft is among the units converted into condos after the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. “I'm so lucky that the developers left the original maple floors untouched, and the large exterior openings (formerly vents for releasing the heat drying the tobacco leaves) provide us with amazing 12-foot-high windows,” says the designer. After spearheading a major renovation, Garrett transformed the space into a family-friendly abode for her and her two teenage children. Keep scrolling for a look inside the personal home!