From fireplaces to terraces, these
inspired listing workspaces have it all.
by INHABIT EDITORS
A productive habitat is a thoughtful one, and a place that ideally has more a reliable WiFi connection than the coffee shop around the corner. As the line between home and office continues to blur, it’s all the more desirable to have a dedicated space to get down to the grind when you’re not commuting to it.
These spectacular home offices from listings across Corcoran bring together all the right ingredients to work from home in style.
This Upper East Side townhouse eliminates one of the more tedious aspects of working from home: finding the perfect desk. Its fifth-floor loft space boasts a built-in double workstation with exceptional desktop square footage, and there’s still plenty of room left over to furnish as you please. Not only do those south-facing windows and doors let in plenty of light, but they also let you out—to a charming office-adjacent terrace that’s perfect for a private phone call or a relaxing break. For a lunch hour al fresco, there’s an expansive community garden with a grill. The c.1899 residence also boasts a whopping five wood-burning fireplaces, which you’ll find in the dining room, library, and third floor-encompassing primary suite.
On the second floor of this SoHo townhouse, you can opt for the corner office, or wander down the hall and spread out in the immense library. This room is adorned in mahogany and has walls of custom built-in bookcases, a fireplace, its own wet bar, and views over the Charlton-King-Vendam Historic District. It’s an elegant space befitting the rest of the home, which still bears original 19th-century detailing like interior plaster moldings and archways and intact cornices and lintels on its brick exterior. Light filters through the front, back, and overhead, thanks to numerous windows and a skylight. Elsewhere, the kitchen features a marble center island across terra cotta floors, overlooking the graceful, irrigated back garden planted with Dogwood and Japanese Snowbell trees.
This Brooklyn Heights townhouse is a coming together of the borough’s classic and contemporary styles, and its office is no exception. At nearly 648 square feet, it has enough area for multiple desks and miscellaneous storage cabinets. Or, leave the workstations out and turn the space into an art studio. At quitting time, the room’s size and natural light flow make it ideal for happy hours or any variety of entertaining. Downstairs, a floor-to-ceiling glass window welcomes in even more sunlight underneath 10-foot-high ceilings, while gas fireplaces sport their original marble mantles. Aside from access to a white birch-adorned backyard, the garden floor sports a media and/or rec room as well as climate-controlled wine storage for 500 bottles.
Set atop a hill, on more than four acres in pretty Ossining, this three-bedroom house has a breezeway solarium that leads to an enormous 27 x 24-foot studio/home office space. The breezeway helps create a mental and physical transition to the workday, without the need for an actual commute. The studio/office has French doors that lead outside to the park-like grounds, as well as two skylights, which fill the studio with plenty of natural light, plus numerous built-in drawers for storage. The space is large enough to accommodate multiple desk set-ups or there’s an additional lower-level space that can also be used as a second office, if needed.
Sometimes a simplified set-up is all that’s needed to get the job done. There’s no fuss in this Sag Harbor house’s bright and airy office. The office occupies a first-floor room overlooking the pristine front of the residence, boasting ample square footage to fit a desk for hard work and a couch for hard relaxation. For additional unwinding, sliding glass walls make indoor-outdoor life a snap—especially when mixing a drink at the living room wet bar to enjoy poolside on the back patio or at the pool house’s covered fireplace lounge. Despite being freshly built, this home feels imbued with the timeless touches that define Hamptons living.
This super adorable cottage with a centrally located Woodstock address offers three possible home office spaces. Built in 1925, this immensely charming two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom house has a well-lit office with two walls of windows that look out onto the rest of the beautifully landscaped grounds, which includes an established vegetable garden and two greenhouses, plus a heated pool. Across the yard, there’s a separate studio space (currently being used as a gym), which could be re-purposed as an art atelier, yoga studio, or a general workshop for other creative pursuits. There’s also a one-bedroom apartment above the garage that could be used as a third home office, guest quarters, or as a rental apartment, with a living room, full kitchen, and bathroom.
Combining colors, shapes, and textures, everything about this maximalist Boca manse is thoughtfully cranked to 11. That includes its dual office spaces. Each is vibrantly wallpapered, conveying a distinct personality and South Florida flair—along with individual half-baths—without compromising on size and function. A sliding glass barn door divides the spaces, allowing for privacy, collaboration, or friendly chit-chat between the two. The offices’ characteristics carry over throughout the home, with varying wallpaper patterns from to room and doubles of many other elements (from primary suite baths to kitchen islands). Interior and exterior are equally staggering, with the former’s 30-foot-high great room ceilings rivaled by the latter’s custom semi-circular swimming pool.
Just a block off the beach, this charming Southern California property boasts two separate structures: a beautifully-renovated 1914 Craftsman bungalow, with four bedrooms and three baths, and a detached one-bedroom, one-bath ADU in the garden. The latter makes a perfect home office, allowing for a clear division between work and home life. With French doors on all sides, the bright and airy outbuilding has multiple living spaces (and a kitchen) to configure as needed, and it’s particularly useful for any work requiring in-person visits. There’s also a fire pit and an oversized chess set just outside. Did we mention all furnishings are included in the sale?