When I bought my house in 2006, one of the features I liked was the office. It is on the main floor just down the hall from the front door and great room. It could possibly be called a den or bonus room, but it really is an office. The previous owner wired the house during construction with a computer network and router. The office contains several data ports as well as multiple phone and TV outlets. He ran a small business from the office.
I like my office. It reminds me of my working days, a place where I can work from and be surrounded by books, reference material and personnel mementos. I spend way too much time here. Some people might consider a desktop computer as "old school", but I wanted the stability and size that it offered. I also have laptops and can WIFI throughout the house or hardwire to the network.
My office is pretty cluttered right now. I have been using my "file by pile" method and need to clean up some.
One blogger criticized me once when I referred to my home theater. He said that it really is a "man cave". Since I am single and only share my house with a cat, my entire house is my "man cave" and I can label the rooms as needed: office, home theater, exercise room, etc.
My ego wall.
The other corner with marble topped counter, shelving, stereo, TV, printer, scanner, copier and FAX.