The Ultimate Work-From-Home Amenity: Private Office Suites
Luxury apartment and condo developers in the U.S. are increasingly creating remote workspaces in their properties for residents
When social distancing guidelines shifted the workplace to home, luxury apartment and condo developers recognized the desirability of a remote office in their developments.
“I’ve been working out of my own home office these last few months and realized how much I need privacy while I’m on conference calls and Zoom meetings,” said Ophir Sternberg, founder and CEO of Lionheart Capital, developers of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach.
“At The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, which is almost sold out, we have suites that residents can buy to use as a nanny suite or for guests. We quickly realized that these suites would also be perfect for a private office. We’ve sold four of seven already.”
The suites at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, which range in size from 460 to 560 square feet and are priced from $580,000, have floor-to-ceiling windows facing a meditation garden.
“Some of the buyers use these offices in the morning, then head to their apartment for lunch and then work a little more before they go out on their boat,” Mr. Sternberg said.
The suites, which were designed by Piero Lissoni, include a terrace, a kitchenette and a full bathroom with Boffi fixtures.
“This pandemic changed the way people think about their workspace, so I’ll definitely incorporate more private offices in my future projects,” Mr. Sternberg said. “We’ve had workspaces in our condos before, but buyers love the fact that these are 100% private.”