Everyone knows that vacations are important to get away from the stress of everyday life. But you can’t just drop everything and head for the beach. Those emails aren’t going to send themselves, unfortunately.
But that doesn’t mean that work needs to feel like work! Whether it’s a working vacation, an artist’s retreat, or a cram session for an upcoming presentation, here are 10 amazing home offices that let you indulge in the best of both worlds. You might even look forward to tackling your to-do list.
1. Hidden Treasure – Sea Ranch, CA
Tucked into the woods outside of Sea Ranch, this handsome, modern home is an architectural marvel. With the hardwood walls and ceilings merging seamlessly with the soaring trees outside, this beautiful study will make you feel like you’re actually working in the forest.
2. Martha’s Vineyard in La Jolla Village – La Jolla, CA
Okay, so it might not be an “office” in the traditional sense, but who needs a desk when you have a library as cozy as this? Stoke up the fire, choose a book from the shelf, and curl up for a peaceful evening of reading.
3. Deschutes Riverfront Retreat – Sunriver, OR
Sweeping views of the Deschutes River complement this gorgeous second-floor office. From dazzling summer days to drizzly winters, this study grants you a front-row seat to some of Central Oregon’s most incredible scenery.
4. Rockhaven Bay Bliss – West Bath, Maine
Sometimes you just really need to get away from it all—and that’s exactly what this beautiful Midcoast Maine home can offer. Tucked away deep in the woods on a secluded river peninsula, this rustic cabin-style home is the perfect destination for a writer’s retreat. Light up the wood stove, settle in at the desk, and let the sounds of birdsong and the wind rustling through the leaves stoke your inspiration.
5. Compass Rose – Sea Ranch, CA
This wood-paneled office nook is the perfect place to hunker down and get some work done. After business is done for the day, head upstairs to the library for some stunning ocean views and a good book.
6. Island View Farm – North Hero, VT
Working is a breeze in this airy Colonial home in the Lake Champlain Islands. Just imagine: sitting at this desk in the morning as the sun comes up, sipping a cup of coffee and checking off all the little things on your to-do list before a day at the beach.
7. Villa Ilusión – Canary Islands, Spain
There’s nothing like a little fresh air to stimulate those brain waves. This handsome study in the Canary Islands opens right up onto a private patio, so you can enjoy the natural light and warm breeze as you work.
8. The 1830 House – Manchester, VT
Even better than this cute-as-a-button Vermont home? All of the activities around it, from golfing at the Equinox Golf Course to hiking or mountain biking in the Green Mountains. But when you need a day of productivity, this farmhouse-style office is one of our favorite spots. Let the light come in through the wall-to-wall windows and get to work.
9. The Wagon Road Lodge – Breckenridge, CO
Located just three miles from the snowy slopes of the Tenmile Range, this elegant (and massive!) Colorado home is ideal for anyone who likes to balance their work with play. After an exhilarating day of skiing, retire back to this warm and comfortable office feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever work lies ahead.
10. Lone Eagle Ranch – Kamas, UT
Tucked away on a private 50-acre ranch, this secluded home is an academic’s delight. Maps, bookshelves, and elegant artwork can be found throughout the house, providing an intellectually stimulating atmosphere. The coup de grâce, however, might be this gorgeous study, with its enormous desk, leather easy chair, and expansive cabinets. Light a fire and settle in for a cozy, productive evening of work.
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