• Santa Monica home office, privacy in program, rear yard
  • Santa Monica home office, french doors, stucco, trellis
  • Santa Monica home office, wood french doors, sidelights, stucco and glass
  • Santa Monica home office, exposed wood interior beams, custom planning

Santa Monica Home Office


New construction of an accessory building in the rear portion of the lot is the first part of this family’s dream to upgrade the property. This home office is separate from the un-remodeled main house and successfully solves the immediate need for peaceful working at home. Even thought the office was originally intended for the husband’s accountant day job, the wife eventually started using it for her own entrepreneurial projects in the evening.  
Entry is through a circular porch thick with planting and a beamed trellis. Clients are welcomed into a modest waiting room, with a bathroom and media area, before entering a grand space with high ceilings and views to the garden. A storage area with copy machines and all the other required equipment is screened off from the main working space. The client often swings open the French doors facing the garden during his work day. The exposed Douglas Fir beams, exterior stucco, wood windows, gabled roofs and curved walls set the vocabulary for the future development of the main house.