The more we spend time at home, the more we realize the importance of having spaces that are flexible for all sorts of activities. Trend setters that we are in Southern California, our homes are planned and built with the Four F’s of Flex Space in mind for maximum versatility. If you’re currently reading this in a home you’ve outgrown – endlessly searching for ways to create additional functionality – consider this a sign. Moving up and into a new home may be the best way to accommodate all your worlds under one roof. Check out some great examples of how to create space for focus, freedom, future and fun—Southern California style.


If you need a space to free your mind and get back in touch with your hobbies, the loft in Cerise Residence 4 is the perfect upstairs hideaway. Secluded away from the other living spaces in the home, this loft gives the perfect balance of privacy and accessibility so that other family members can enjoy your craft. Just imagine ending every day by sipping a refreshing cocktail (or 2), playing your favorite music and getting caught up on the things that make your soul happy. Can you feel the joy washing over you already? We sure can.


Got roommates or a multi-gen household? We all know the importance of boundaries when it comes to multiple adults living in one home. Luckily, the optional first-floor suite in Cerise Residence 3 is another home inside your home. The entire first floor acts as a private residence complete with a separate bathroom and kitchenette, allowing for future planning and ultimate independence for everyone in the family. Start the morning (or more like the afternoon if we’re talking college kids) with a quiet coffee and end the evening with a lively dinner around the main dining table. Everything you need to be the right amount of close is just a stairway away.


Claret Residence 3 Den
Violet Residence 2 Den

Just because you were able to focus in an open workspace office doesn’t necessarily mean you can reach employee-of-the-month-level productivity in an open concept home. This is where having separate zones and a focus centered flex space really comes in handy. A first-floor den allows for enough separation from the rest of the home to get in a flow state that will not only keep you on task but will help you get ahead of the things in your pipeline. You’re also just steps away from important front door deliveries. Both Claret Residence 3 and Violet Residence 2 feature a first-floor den. Violet even has a lounge area within the space making it your focus zone and break room all in one.


Cassis Residence 2 Loft
Hazel At The Preserve - Residence 3
Hazel Residence 3 Bonus Room

It’s rare to find a household that has the exact same taste in movies, shows and entertainment. When you have two media rooms in one house, everyone wins the nightly battle of the remote control. The bonus rooms in Cassis Residence 2 and Hazel Residence 3 provide an awesome opportunity for movie nights, gaming tournaments, slumber parties and all kinds of fun to happen all at once. Even when you just need to sneak away to watch your favorite reality show without the judgement, an extra entertainment zone lets you binge guilt-free. The indoor/outdoor living aspect of these unique Bonus Rooms will likely make this zone a crowd favorite. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a breezy deck? (Hint: no one).


Ivy Residence 1 Deck
Tempo Residence 1 Deck

All this time spent indoors makes us cherish our outdoor spaces more than ever before. That’s why a deck designed to suit your needs can quickly become a freedom and fun flex space all in one. Ivy Residence 1 and Tempo Residence 1 offer beautiful outdoor spaces perfect for a morning cup of coffee, some afternoon gardening and a relaxing evening happy hour. Next time you’re feeling copped up after a long day of virtual calls, step out onto your deck, take a deep breath and let the stress roll off your shoulders. Good-bye Zoom gloom, hello Vitamin D.

These are just a few of the zones that you can find at any of our neighborhoods throughout Southern California. What’s your most in-demand home zone? Share and comment on our Facebook page @TRIPointeSoCal. TRI Pointe Homes is a premium builder with neighborhoods across Southern California. With homes from the high $300Ks to the $1.2 millions, there’s something for every family. Contact a New Home Specialist today at or (949) 239-7603 for more information.