June 15 2018

Will Live-Work Spaces Become Standard in New Home Floor Plans?

by Kelley

Live Worrk Spaces in Orange County

With growing numbers in entrepreneurship and telecommuting, there has been a greater demand for high functioning live-work spaces.  Custom homeowners enjoy the luxury of curating the perfect home office and/or studio but now home builders are making live-work spaces standard in new home floorplans. Among the innovative is Intracorp Homes, who is now selling three-story detached homes with a designated work space on the main level. This Westside Costa Mesa, CA community, named The Place, is just minutes from the Newport Beach Pier making it an attractive location for young entrepreneurs and eclectic home buyers.


The first floor welcomes you into an approximately 11’ x 12’ work space that is illuminated by an abundance of natural light. The area is complete with a coat closet and powder room making it the all-around ideal location for client meetings or collaborative sessions. On the opposite wall of the front entry is a door that leads to the direct-access 2-car garage and a staircase leads up to the second floor with a full chef’s kitchen, dining, living room, 2nd powder room and deck. The entire third level is designated to the bedrooms, laundry and full baths which creates complete privacy from the work and entertaining spaces.


Could we be seeing more work spaces offered as a standard for homes in the near future? There seems to be many advantages to this luxury like saving money on gas and commuting cost, a more flexible schedule and greater tax deductions. With a greater demand for a home office, it definitely seems like live-work spaces could very well be the next big home trend.

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