“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

A small office for Dorothee, furnished with a desk by German architect Egon Eiermann and an Eames chair, overlooks the street.
Agustín Hernandez's home office.
What was once a storage space is now a sun-drenched home office where the couple writes emails and stores their design magazines. The jute rug is from West Elm; the desk is a door on Ikea legs.
An installation by Willem Cole hangs in the gallery, which leads to an open stairway to the office and private bedrooms upstairs.
Designed by Jagoda, the door swings open to fit in front of a bookshelf.
Tanya, Chris, Jackson, and Zeke spend much of their day outside.
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A familiar scene in the Benoit home: Peter paints at the Steelcase desk—"I do all my work here," he says—while Ando sits nearby, waiting for attention.
Two converted shipping containers (left) now house offices for Shoup’s design/build firm. “Perhaps the most successful aspect of turning this into a place to live and an office rather than just have this shop space was moving it towards real indoor-outdoor living,” he says. Taya Shoup, a landscape designer, has refined her husband’s vision for the property with a courtyard and plantings. Photo by building Lab inc.
In the cheerily outfitted office, a Herman Miller Embody chair lets Shino stay comfortable on business calls that can last for hours.
Creative Direction

The arrowhead-shaped corner at the end of the living room evolved from the need to accommodate a standard sliding-glass-door module. “It would have been astronomically expensive to custom-build it,” says Chris Bardt. This architectural gesture—

the arrow “points” toward the river—“enabled us to be very generous with the view area without having to extend the entire house.”
The room also features built-in bookcases fabricated by Earthbound Industries and a vintage Sesann sofa by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina.
Lara's home office consists of a MacBook Air and Ferruccio Laviani Abat-Jour lamp for Kartell.
In his home office, Wardell runs his online art gallery Chester's Blacksmith Shop and researches his next project: opening a boutique hotel in New Zealand. His nephew peeks down from the "napping nook" secreted above the office. The desk is from Room & Board.
Tagliabue made sense of the soaring volume in the library by installing double-height custom bookcases that can be accessed via a catwalk.
French doors line one wall that extends from the library to the first-floor sitting room and office.
The copper-covered volume extends from the first floor, where it contains coat and shoe storage.
Boxy Rebellion

“I like simple shapes, and for a house,” says Winterhalder, “a box is very good.” 

The two downstairs bathrooms are located in freestanding larch-covered cubes; the kitchen island is resoundingly rectilinear; and a square-shaped area in the guest bedroom serves as a home office, where Winterhalder designs UV-blocking children’s beach wear for her label, Beach Heroes.

Measure Twice

When determining the height of the concrete blocks that form the outer wall of the kitchen island, the couple took a hands-on approach. “We measured our coffeemaker and a bottle of oil, and that’s how much higher we made the concrete blocks than the counter,”Winterhalder says. The blocks themselves were made to measure by a concrete supplier.
Architectural ispiration and exhibition posters fill the walls of Juhl's home office. Two chairs of Juhl's design are placed on the side of his desk, designed in 1945.