Of course on-site studio sheds add dollars to your resale value. But they also mean you can get to work without the nag of a commute or the bother of putting on pants. These three homes feature studio work spaces so darling they might actually motivate you to work in them.
349 Croton Road, Wayne
Monthly taxes: $653
Tell me all about it: This four-bedroom Wayne home is loaded with charm. There are a Dutch door in the mudroom, porcelain knobs and locks fitted with skeleton keys, and a private patio walkway to a “shedquarters” out back. The space includes heating and air conditioning, as well as a kitchenette and bathroom. What more could you need?
1755 Meadow Road, Southampton
Monthly taxes: $479
Tell me all about it: For starters, this four-bedroom home was designed by architect Bob Bishop, an acolyte of Frank Lloyd Wright. The property includes sustainable features including solar panels and a new propane hot water heater (the listing says the total annual cost for heating and gas last year was less than $2,200). The property includes two studio spaces. One inside the main building features hardwood floors and triple-glazed windows. Another is in a separate heated wooden building and has been used most recently for yoga.
3648 Fretz Valley Road, Bedminster
Monthly taxes: $617
Tell me all about it: Well, this is the studio space to end all studio spaces. The three-bedroom home itself is lovely enough, having been recently transformed from a 19th century farmhouse to a modern model of luxury. An adjacent garage space (with room for three cars) has been similarly renovated and includes a lofted, second-story studio space, featuring skylights and its own separate plumbing. Plus there is a magnificent barn ready for your next party. No word on whether the “rescued goats and ponies” in the listing come with the property, but we are intrigued.