Offices with mountain views, modern glass and steel fixtures, and Zoom-ready backdrops you will want to show off.
Working from home is the 2020 trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere as the world remains in quarantine, and it’s much safer to shelter-in-place than join your associates in a shared office space. Because of this, many of us have had to get creative with how we set-up the best home office workspace, by designing in-room offices, working from the comfort of our bed, and trying to keep our space fresh and inspiring so that we can maintain productivity.
Some of the best accessories for your workspace may include digital whiteboards, blue-blocking eye glasses, and, of course, a sanitizing dock for your smartphone. Among these gadgets, we also recommend keeping your fridge stocked with fresh-squeezed juices and plant-based snacks for a healthy lunch break, as well as a pair of weights or a yoga mat nearby to get your blood-pumping in between projects. Staying healthy at-home is key, but so is building a dynamic environment that encourages focused work.
We have sourced five beautiful homes that feature their own luxury office spaces, from a modern residence punctuated with mirrors and steel fixtures to a country-classic home on the East Coast with a regal workspace for the big boss, these are five of the finest home offices we are loving.
Setting up your workspace in the cast of natural light will surely help with productivity and overall wellness.
OFFICE WITH A VIEW
When you have sweeping woodsy views out your home’s doorstep, like this wood-beamed modern Overland Trail Cabin, you do what you can to keep the outdoors, in. Take note of the floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors framing the verdant pine trees outside in this California estate located at the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. Designed by BCV Architecture + Interiors, this mountainside work space allows home-owners to bask in the daylight while grinding out their workflow in a sun-soaked luxury home office in the bedroom. And because getting enough Vitamin D is crucial to a happy, healthy life, setting up your workspace in the cast of natural light will surely help with productivity and overall wellness. Just off this master bedroom sits a pristine master bath clad with a soaking tub and an elegant walk-in-closet—plus, a fireplace adjacent to the work space for a convenient place to unwind.
This family home was designed with five bedrooms and meant to be resided in year-round and comes equipped with the finest amenities, like Sub-Zero and Wolf kitchen appliances and plenty of outdoor terrace space for nature-observation and entertaining. Come winter-time, the home has direct chair-lift access to hit the ski slopes with ease.
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A ZOOM-READY ROOM
The stress of prepping for a virtual meeting can be enough to call in sick. But here at the Reach Residence at Brickell City Centre in Miami, you will be more than ready to show off your backdrop to associates. Visualform & Associates designed this luxury home office space for the sleek professional who has a flare for high-end furnishings. With a contemporary take on the traditional office, you will find a geometric focal point “to encourage creative thinking,” along with an unexpected desk design by Cattelan Italia that mimics the theme of geometry and is paired with an artful Radja rug made in brown and blue oyster tones. We think the calming blue walls and accents of bronze and wood make for a relaxing environment, but one that encourages focus. An oversized mirror makes the room appear bigger, allowing for more breathing room when things get especially hectic online. Outside, from this luxury home office, you can peep the Brickell city skyline and the sparkling Biscayne Bay, a reminder that once the work is done, there is so much to discover in Florida’s metropolitan coastal city.
The designers used the method of biophilia for the home, as seen in the organic flow from room-to-room and the consistent use of natural materials, so even a day spent entirely indoors, you will feel connected to the elements of the wild beyond.
The Crow’s Nest Residence, also designed by BCV Architecture + Interiors, is equal parts charm and sophistication. This luxury home office setup here is drenched in sunlight, with light-wood framing the entire room for an illuminated space to get your work done. This professional area, clad with a built-in shelving unit designed to display books and organize files in the included cabinetry, is set back from the living room and raised slightly higher than the shared living space to separate the two rooms. The designers usethe method of biophilia for the home, as seen in the organic flow from room-to-room and the consistent use of natural materials, so even a day spent entirely indoors, you will feel connected to the elements of the wild beyond. With dramatic views of the forested landscape, the home features wraparound decks perfect for a sunset summer cocktail on the patio to round out a busy day working from home.
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The Ritz Carlton Residences, Miami Beach
WORK IN STYLE
With working from home, albeit in a luxury office, is becoming the norm, The Ritz Carlton Residences, Miami Beach has introduced the first project of its kind that allows residents to purchase a detached private suite that could be used as their own secluded study or home office. The elite residential development is perched on the waterfront for always-sunny views and showcasing luxurious amenities, like an architectural swimming pool and Piero Lissoni-designed villas. Just a quick elevator ride away, the on-site luxury home offices boast up to 560-square-feet of space that can be adorned however the buyer sees fit. Consider a standing treadmill desk or even a Peloton to give yourself a nice sweat break midday.
The residences themselves are contemporary, sophisticated and all offer breezy views overlooking Surprise Lake beyond. The offices are adorned using the same palette and furnished with luxury items from Baxter, a leader in high-end Italian furniture, to keep 9-to-5-ers feeling fresh and fine in their home office for a curated space to get the hard work done—so you can play even harder.
CEO OF WFH
This dreamy and quintessential East Hamptons home designed by Mojo Stumer will have your associates filled with envy. This setup is one of the best luxury home offices as it seems made for the big boss, doubles as a lounge, a meeting room and a place to get serious work done. The dark-toned curated furniture and leather couches offer plenty of in-room comforts, along with a dynamic wooden desk perfect for long days spent working indoors. We love that there are so many different areas to make your calls, host virtual meetings in and places to grind away on your laptop, ensuring you won’t get bored of the same work station. We are especially loving the modern ceiling fan overhead crafted with sparkling lights that centers the room, as well as the beautiful wood treatment on the ceilings that bridges each of the rooms together in the home and blends classic Colonial features with modern updates. This highly-functioning and luxury home office space is flanked by windows that glance out to the verdant landscape outdoors creating a lovely juxtaposition to the wildlife outside.
Are you feeling like your work-from-home set-up could use an upgrade? Creston, the leader in commercial conferencing solutions, just launched Crestron HomeTime, professional video conferencing for the home, which is a new and innovative way to stay connected to family and friends, as well as get work done remotely with your big screen TV. For more tips on setting up your optimal home office, check out this blog by Nic Milani at Crestron.