F U N C T I O N F O R T H E
W H O L E F A M I L Y
ROOM in her Anchors Bend home that has been
everything from a den, game room and guest
room was converted and designed by Realtor
Sarah Kober into an office with a little bit of
fun and the whole family in mind.
“We wanted a comfortable but nice space for everyone to
work,” she says. “My
husband (David) and
I collect artwork; we
enjoy being surrounded
by pieces that inspire us.
The room is also used
by both of our young
children, so we needed
simplicity, function and
pops of color.”
The white built-in
desk and cabinets were custom made by Risley Padula from
Sarah’s designs. Art pieces were purchased through Art House
Charlotte gallery and from local artist Brooke Eagle.
The entire family uses the space. Scheduling and discussion
about daily commitments are necessary for two full-time
professionals and two middle school students to coexist in the
“We try to talk through what we have for the day,” Sarah
says. “This office is used by both of our children for schoolwork,
Zoom calls, homework, etc. David will usually take conference
calls in there because it is one of the few places in our house you
can close a door and get away from the rest of us. I work in there
as much as possible, sometimes even sharing the space with Ella
or Mason. There might even be a coin toss to see who has to
Working and schooling from home is new to the Kobers.
David and Sarah still meet clients externally when essential, but
they try to do as much
from home as possible.
And like many people,
they have learned to use
video calls for work and
“We are all working and
learning from home, all
with different schedules.
We compete for private
Zoom spaces, quiet
places for calls, etc. It was
definitely easier when
the weather was warmer!”