A home office is often a necessity for the busy professional. With designs that are both elegant and efficient, these studious, aesthetically pleasing spaces help keep work from encroaching on day-to-day life and may increase productivity and new ideas.
Castle in the Sky
This majestic penthouse atop the legendary Plaza Residences on Central Park South is a one-of-a-kind residence, where grandly proportioned rooms are classically detailed and views sweep across Fifth Avenue and Central Park. A multimillion-dollar renovation revived the four-bedroom home’s ornate French Renaissance style, readily apparent throughout, from the grand salon, library, media room, eat-in kitchen, tearoom, and luxurious tower master suite to a striking office with black lacquer walls and generous bookcases.
Offered at: $50,000,000
Location: 1 Central Park South, Apt 1809, New York, NY 10019
Coastal Oasis in North Palm Beach
This secluded and gated 1.4-acre estate includes a chic 25,878-square-foot main residence, a swimming pool and a spa, a half basketball court, a putting green, a delightful “Cabana House,” a guesthouse, and an array of spaces ideal for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. The home takes full advantage of its oceanfront location, blurring the lines between indoors and out. Its elegant office encourages serious contemplation—with breaks for carefree daydreaming about the sandy beaches and majestic ocean just steps away.
Offered at: $49,500,000
Location: North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Southampton’s Normandy House
At the end of a tree-lined drive, this regal 5.57-acre estate includes an 8,000-square-foot manor accompanied by a pool, a poolhouse, a guest cottage, and a tennis court—all on 5.57 acres on Southampton’s Agawam Lake. Dating to the 1930s, the home enjoys water views from nearly every room, including its five bedrooms and a stately library or office, which features herringbone-patterned hardwood floors, a warming fireplace, and other ornate Old World detailing.
Offered at: $29,900,000
Location: 412 First Neck Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Round Hill Manor
Perched on the crest of a plateau in Greenwich, Round Hill Manor was built in 1916 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest estates in the country. The residence offers an impressive 17,603 square feet characterized by exceptional quality and a timeless character. The generous, exquisitely detailed spaces include an elegant living room, an august dining room, an inviting chef’s kitchen, and an engaging library or office with a bay window, rich wood paneling, handsome millwork, and a stately fireplace.
Offered at: $28,995,000
Location:521 Round Hill Road, Greenwich, CT 06831
Modern Wine Country Compound
Minutes from the town of Sonoma and less than an hour from San Francisco, this gated 5.5-acre wine country estate comprises two state-of-the-art residences, a heated saltwater pool, and a spacious pool house with a recreation studio, a fireplace, a sauna, and an outdoor kitchen. Each structure features eco-friendly design, smart-home technology, luxurious modern amenities, and a home office—one with a beamed ceiling, hardwood floors, a lengthy bank of built-in bookshelves and cabinets, and idyllic views.
Offered at: $7,200,000
Location: 1291 Felder Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476
Elegant Hillside Compound in Santa Fe
This exciting hillside compound in the exclusive Santa Fe community of Las Campanas has inspiring views of sunsets, the Jemez Mountains, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Highlights include a great room, a formal dining room, a cook’s kitchen, informal living and dining areas, a luxurious master suite, a media room, and extraordinary outdoor entertaining areas. In a unique configuration, an office and a cozy library are separated by bookcase wall that slides back to open each space to the other.
Offered at: $3,900,000
Location: 17 Storm View Ln, Santa Fe, NM 87506