Seven Hardworking Home Offices

For the busy professional, having a home office is often non-negotiable. With designs that are both efficient and elegant, these thoughtful spaces help keep work from encroaching on life and may well inspire new ideas.

Oceanfront Oasis in North Palm Beach

A home of understated elegance and Caribbean inspiration, this secluded 25,878-square-foot estate on 1.4 gated acres includes a chic 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. In the main residence, stylish spaces include an office that enjoys serene ocean vistas.

Offered at: $49,500,000
Location: North Palm Beach, FL 33408


Regal Southampton Estate

No expense was spared in the impeccable, thoughtful renovation of this majestic 1930s estate on 5.57 acres on Southampton’s Agawam Lake. At the end of a tree-lined drive, the approximately 8,000-square-foot manor is accompanied by a pool, a poolhouse, a guest cottage, and a tennis court. It enjoys water views from nearly every room, including its five bedrooms and a stately library or office, which features herringbone-patterned hardwood floors, a fireplace, and other ornate Old World detailing.

Offered at: $32,500,000
Location: Southampton, NY 11968


Greenwich’s 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


Light-Filled Manhattan Loft

This meticulously designed full-floor loft benefits from a prime spot on a historic block at the intersection of TriBeCa and SoHo. Replete with sleek modern style and top-of-the-line fixtures and finishes, it offers four bedrooms, a light-flooded great room with oversized windows and a smokeless fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, abundant storage, a Control 4 home automation system, and an efficient home office with French doors that open to a lush irrigated south-facing terrace.

Offered at: $18,900,000
Location: 163 Pear Tree Point Road, Darien, CT 06820


Relaxed but Luxurious Napa Valley Compound

In the heart of Napa Valley and surrounded by thousands of acres of preserved land, this approximately 40-acre estate exemplifies relaxed wine country luxury. The seven-bedroom home consists of three linked pavilions offering a living and dining salon, master and guest suites, a gym, a media room, an office, a wine cellar, a cook’s kitchen, and a terrace. Contemplation and professional pursuits are easily accomplished here, thanks to both an office and a library, each filled with serene natural light.

Offered at: $17,000,000
Location: 777 Lommel Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515


A Timeless Tudor Revival in Beverly Hills

This gated six-bedroom estate in a coveted area of Beverly Hills balances classic and contemporary design, incorporating both top-tier technological features and elegant finishes. In addition to a refreshing swimming pool, the grounds feature a lush lawn and alfresco kitchen and dining areas shaded by pergolas. Within the home, French white oak flooring flows throughout, from the living room, family room, and formal dining room to the chef’s kitchen and an office with classical molding and an ornate stone fireplace.

Offered at: $14,995,000
Location: 703 North Palm Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Old World Inspiration in Houston

Inspired by European manors, this custom home in Houston’s Tanglewood neighborhood epitomizes modern elegance and grace. It boasts two master suites, a kitchen with professional-caliber appliances, a family room, a wet bar, a wine cellar, gardens with a luxurious pool and cabana, and all the finest materials. The office or study features travertine floors, wiring for sound and television, ceiling beams and wall paneling of Douglas fir, and a spacious built-in desk crafted from mahogany. Arched windows offer a view of the front garden.

Offered at: $4,695,000
Location: 5415 Holly Springs Drive, Houston, TX 77056



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