To save space, an A-frame third story doubles as a playroom and office in this Vancouver residence.
When Ann and Geoff Woolford decided to build an addition to their home in East Falmouth, Massachusetts, natural light and a modern architectural style were first and foremost in their minds. The couple’s existing home, a traditional Cape house built in 1996, lacked a home office space. Enter Present Architecture, a New York City-based firm known for its innovative approach to connecting people to the built environment around them.
This study in Toronto features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that bring the outdoors in.
Taking cues from local barns and silos, this rural Wisconsin home is a kind of modern observatory for watching the seasons change. A 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 this 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.
This garage addition in San Diego positioned an office against an angled storefront window, with a custom, site-built writing desk. The slant of the extension serves an aesthetic and functional purpose: in addition to being visually dramatic and eye-catching, the curve enables more interior volume without occupying a larger footprint.
At this Dutch Colonial–style home in Rhode Island, a light-filled pavilion centers around the residents' joint workstations.