Six stunning home offices that make working at home much less of a grind

This charming home office, within a four bedroom, three and half bathroom condo in a Cobble Hill brownstone at 229 Degraw Street (listed at $4.850 million), has custom built-in cabinets, open shelves, two workspaces and a lovely window seat—from which one can contemplate all the work still to be done.



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Working at home can be a drag, especially when your “home office” is a desk and a chair in some already cluttered corner of the living room or bedroom. To really up your productivity, you need a designated room for work, with plenty of storage, desk space, and good lighting. These homes all come with such enviable spaces they practically inspire a better work ethic.

With six bedrooms (and four-and-a-half bathrooms) to choose from in this boutique, eco-friendly luxury triplex condo at 61 Fifth Avenue (for rent at $65,000/month), it would be easy to assign one as an office space, like this one with a wall of windows and plenty of natural light to enhance output.

This full-floor, 4700-square-foot loft at 31 West 21st Street (on the market for $7.25 million) has three bedrooms, plus this additional cozy interior space with pocket doors and built-in shelves that makes an ideal office for work-at-home types.

The building may have been constructed in 1854, but this prewar four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath condo at 55 Warren Street (yours for $7.95 million) is decidedly modern, right down to this north-facing home office lined with custom built-ins and workspaces for two.

Just off the master suite of this 4,895 square foot penthouse condo in the Puck Building at 293 Lafayette Street (priced at $18.5 million) is a sitting room with a gas fireplace and a solid white oak plank floors that doubles as a fine home office.

This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath condo at 250 West Street ($11.995 million) comes with two storage spaces, separate from the apartment itself, one of which has been transformed into this cheery home office with plenty of desk space and storage, and wired with Verizon FiOS for instant connectivity to the outside world.