A Spacious Underground Office Was Added To This Concrete Home

A modern concrete house with an open plan interior, a swimming pool, and an underground home office.

Gerhard Heusch, founder of Heusch Inc. has unveiled a 1,500 sq. ft underground office addition to his innovative Oak Pass residence that’s located in Beverly Hills, California.

A modern home with a swimming pool and underground home office.

Photography by Gerhard Heusch

The house, originally built in 2006, has 10 steel columns that support the elevated house.

10 steel columns support a modern home.

Photography by Gerhard Heusch

A long pool with a deck lies under the home, with exterior stairs connecting to the interior spaces.

A modern home with a long swimming pool and exterior stairs.

Photography by Federico Zignani (top image) and Gerhard Heusch (bottom image)

Inside, there are 10-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an open floor plan that includes the dining room, living room, and kitchen.

A modern home with 10-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an open floor plan that includes the dining room, living room, and kitchen.

Photography by Federico Zignani

In the bedroom, it’s easy to see the natural stucco walls and Brazilian walnut floors that are featured throughout the home.

A master bedroom with natural stucco walls, floor to ceiling windows, and Brazilian walnut floors.

Photography by Federico Zignani

The master bathroom includes Portuguese limestone and a soaking tub that’s been hand-carved from a single block.

A modern master bathroom includes Portuguese limestone and a soaking tub that's been hand-carved from a single block.

Photography by Hong Nhung Le

The new home office addition was built beneath the pad of the Zen-like garden, which began with the excavation of 80 truckloads of dirt in front of the retaining wall.

The adjacent pool area was left completely intact, with a supporting column incorporated into the design, and a window cut out of the existing retaining wall. A new concrete wall was added that also included the entrance.

Sliding glass doors open to an underground home office.

Photography by Gerhard Heusch

The 1,500 sq. ft. of underground, yet naturally-lit, office space took 10 months to build and includes room for a sofa, separate work areas with desks, and a small kitchenette.

An underground home office with concrete floors and a skylight.

Photography by Gerhard Heusch

A built-in kitchenette highlighted by hidden lighting.

Photography by Gerhard Heusch | Architects: Heusch Inc | Contractor: Owner/builder | Concrete Contractor: Toltec Concrete

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