Beachside Luxury Condo by Gerhard Heusch

This seventeenth-floor condominium offers spectacular views from the city to the beaches of Santa Monica Beach, the Pacific Ocean to Malibu. The client purchased two adjacent condos with the intention of combining them into one large unit. The main unit was a large 2 bedroom condo and the adjacent unit a studio.

Main space. Photo Credit: David Koenig

Customized Boffi Kitchen with canteleverd kitchen counter. Photo credit Gerhard Heusch

The studio apartment was converted into the guest room whereby a large sliding wall opens the sitting area of the guest room to the main living space. The two bedrooms were combined into a large master further contributing to an open, contemporary floor plan.

Custom designed built in credenza. Photo credit: Gerhard Heusch

Bathroom partitioned doors – low iron glass. Photo credit: Gerhard Heusch

The walk-in closet was relocated into the master whereby the closet division facing the bed room was kept lower and used for audio and light distribution above and for a custom-designed credenza and TV support facing the bed.

Custom vanity in spandrel glass. Photo Credit: David Koenig

Custom sink and CEA faucet. Photo Credit: David Koenig

This allowed for an enlarged bathroom with custom acid-etched glass wall with sliding doors that enclose or open this area to the bedroom. The kitchen was also relocated and enlarged. The floorpan was altered in such a way that from all areas, even the master bath and closet, the splendid view to the exterior can be fully enjoyed. The existing structural concrete walls hidden behind drywall were exposed to give the apartment a unique atmosphere and characteristic.

Bathroom detail concrete glass stone and wood. Photo Credit: Gerhard Heusch

Custom limestone bathtub. Photo Credit: Gerhard Heusch

Photo credit: Gerhard Heusch

The project features custom designed built-ins such as the closets, vanities, kitchen as well as tub and sinks. The custom limestone tub was carved out of a single piece of stone in Portugal. The master bathroom & closet feature spandrel glass & limestone finishes. A new walnut floor in the master and walnut veneer on all doors and some of the kitchen cabinets lend more warmth to the space. The kitchen is from Boffi but the thin aluminum shelves and the support for a completely cantilevered kitchen counter were custom designed, providing a one-of-a-kind kitchen space.

View from Master. Photo Credit: David Koenig

Walk-in closet. Photo Credit: David Koenig

Before and after. Photo Credit: Gerhard Heusch

Project data
Architects: Heusch Inc

Location: Santa Monica, California

Lead Architect: Gerhard Heusch

Project Year: 2015

Photographers: David Koenig, Gerhard Heusch

Project Area: 155 m2/1665 sqft


About Heusch Inc.

Heusch Inc. is a Los Angeles and Paris-based team of Architects and Designers founded by Gerhard Heusch in 1991.

Over the years Heusch Inc. has acquired extensive experience in new construction as well as renovation, restoration and adaptive reuse of existing structures. Heusch Inc.’s past projects have included an array of residential, commercial, hospitality and interior design assignments. Their work can be found throughout the United States, Europe, as well as Asia and South America.