9 Compact Home Offices We Love
Whether you’re returning home from a long summer away or preparing for school, these efficient home offices will inspire you to organize the space that collects clutter most.
Above: The interior balcony of this clever multilevel addition extends off the master bedroom, creating a perfectly lit reading nook. Photo by Alexi Hobbs
This Manhattan apartment renovation features an origami-like desk that unfolds to reveal a perforated-steel divider. Photo by Raimund Koch
Taking cues from local barns and silos, the Field House is a kind of modern observatory for watching winter turn to spring and the great vault of the heavens. A silo ladder in the study leads to a roof deck.
Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded canyon house in Malibu. He designed the custom steel desk as well as the bedside table, fashioned from a speaker tower base and a slab of white oak.
An Amsterdam real estate developer accustomed to flipping properties relies on his flexible live-work space to help him multitask. Photo by Hotze Eisma
In the Montreal’s Villeray neighborhood, a cramped structure was recast as an open work-play space for a young family. In the office, the ash floor gives way to slats that turn skyward at a 90-degree angle to form the balustrade. Photo by Maxime Brouillet
Homeowners Iason Vassiliou, Maria Voutsina, and their daughter, Angeliki, relax in a landing-level office at their apartment in Athens, Greece. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel
For this tiny house in the Belgian forest, a little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition with a stellar view. The added space is home to an office.
In this New Zealand home office, a custom desk is complemented by static shelving. Photo by Patrick Reynolds