From A Perfect Addition, This Old House magazine, September 2006
Frankly, I'm a little turned off by any space dedicated exclusively to work (especially this claustrophobic cubicle I'm writing in right now). That's why I'm picking the built-in home office/breakfast nook in Richard and Gail Rapson's 1904 Minneapolis foursquare. Hidden behind a wall of warm, hand-crafted wild cherry cabinetry, it's got plenty of drawers and doors for your pens, PCs and paperwork, and it's situated in a room that can't help but inspire, with its new—but period appropriate—millwork and colorful Victorian mosaic floors.
—Keith Pandolfi, Associate Editor
When I'm home and not working, I hate to see stacks of unpaid bills, my computer, boxes of receipts for taxes, etc. That's why I love this area. Behind all that beautiful woodwork is a fully functioning home office. There's a Mac with speakers, a roll-out drawer for your keyboard, different slats to organize all your paperwork and drawers for everything you need to store. It's in a warm, sun-filled room with a view of the garden, not a bad place to work—and not ugly to look at when you don't have to work.
—Amy Rosenfeld, Design Director