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August 27, 2015
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.
master bedroom interior balcony cube

The interior balcony of this clever multilevel addition extends off the master bedroom, creating a perfectly lit reading nook.

 

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Originally appeared in Split the Difference
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Perforated screen in Manhattan apartment

This Manhattan apartment renovation features an origami-like desk that unfolds to reveal a perforated-steel divider. 

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Originally appeared in Space-Efficient Renovation in New York
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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.  

 

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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.

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Amsterdam dining room with a Tulip table by Eeron Saarinen for Knoll

An Amsterdam real estate developer accustomed to flipping properties relies on his flexible live-work space to help him multitask. 

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Originally appeared in A Restless Real Estate Developer Builds His Ideal Live-Work Space
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De Gaspé House by la SHED architecture, Montreal

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.

 

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Originally appeared in A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal
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modern lycabettus penthouse apartment office with oak vertical slats and vintage stool

Homeowners Iason Vassiliou, Maria Voutsina, and their daughter, Angeliki, relax in a landing-level office at their apartment in Athens, Greece.

 

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Originally appeared in Odd Angles Don't Stop This Apartment's Transformation
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belgian office extension

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. 

 

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New Zealand office with gray walls and Tolomeo desk lamp from Artemide

In this New Zealand home office, a custom desk is complemented by static shelving. 

 

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Originally appeared in A Floor-To-Ceiling Cutout Makes Quite the Statement
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master bedroom interior balcony cube

The interior balcony of this clever multilevel addition extends off the master bedroom, creating a perfectly lit reading nook.

 

Photo by Alexi Hobbs.

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