With today’s countless advances in technology, working remotely continues to become more and more common. For those who regularly work from home, it’s important to create an environment with little distraction and all the essentials necessary for a productive day. Here are five stunning residences with office spaces that are sure to put you in the zone, and get the job done in great comfort and style! And the best part of it all?—The commute is a breeze.
5 Shelter Cove—Sherman, Conn.
Imagine having a 40-step commute to work—a walk into your home’s south wing addition, where a beautifully built home office resides. Such is the case at this resort-style residence, which encompasses over two acres of land in the Candlewood Lake community of Sail Harbour. This impressive section of the house is accessed through a long breezeway with window seats and views of the property’s pristine surrounding gardens. The office itself is equipped with a full bath and coffee/wet bar with a fridge and sink, granite countertops, mirror backsplash and glass shelving. Additional amenities include a high-end Lennox pellet stove and hardwood floors, along with ample seating, a flat screen TV and multiple computer monitors.
21 La Porte Avenue—Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Built in 1905, this magnificent six-bedroom Colonial maintains superb original detailing throughout, as well as incredible features with formal rooms and welcoming casual spaces that promise both timeless charm and 21st century comfort. This flawless blend continues in the home’s unique office space, which is located on the second floor of the residence. The innovative space formerly served as an old-fashioned sleeping porch before the current homeowners converted it into a fully functional office ready for a hard day’s work.
364 E. Wakefield Blvd.—Winchester, Conn.
This country residence was recognized as the “Best Custom Home” by the HOBI Awards in 2009. With the structure’s intricate craftsman style and direct waterfront access to the beautiful Highland Lake in Winchester, Conn, such an honor comes as no surprise. Working from home here is like working from a private vacation retreat—totally stress free. So, how do you hone your focus and not get distracted by the gorgeous views and outdoor activities available just beyond the front door? At 364 E. Wakefield Blvd., residents have access to a quiet work space environment with lots of room and all the home office basics needed to get the job done.
37 Greenfield Avenue—Bronxville, N.Y.
Regarded as one of Bronxville’s most distinctive properties, this striking home with classic symmetry and high ceilings offers an abundance of light-filled spaces including a spectacular open kitchen, breakfast room and family room, all of which have been brilliantly designed and executed for today’s lifestyle. The residence’s home office offers a peaceful setting surrounded by built-in shelving, as well as a large window to energize the room for the utmost production.
36 Swifts Lane—Darien, Conn.
Located on nearly two acres of land on Darien’s Gorham’s Pond, this timeless Colonial home is the ultimate nature-lover’s retreat. The custom-designed residence contains six bedrooms, six and a half baths, as well as features ideal for entertaining and flexible living. Built to take advantage of its bucolic, scenic setting, the home additionally includes a gracious wraparound porch with three-season water views, which can be accessed through French doors in the home’s exquisite office, complete with hardwood floors and a fireplace. A sleek simplicity encompasses this space, allowing for maximum concentration in a relaxed atmosphere.