When it comes to decorating, a brand-new apartment is like a blank canvas. That can be a good thing — unless you can’t decide where to make the first brushstroke. Therein lies the appeal of the adaptive-reuse rental: Industrial finishes like floor-to-ceiling windows, polished concrete floors, and exposed beams and brick ensure that character comes standard.
But really, who wouldn’t find decorating inspo in a loft that lived a past life as a chocolate factory in Dorchester, MA, or as a big-name brewery in Baltimore, MD? Here are six apartments for rent that will leave you in architectural awe.