The Office is tongue and grooved solid Costa Rican Laurel, acquired specifically for the Coval House. Laurel has not been exported from Costa Rica since the late 1980’s. The coved desk fronts and light soffits were inspired by California furniture-maker John Nyquist. David Paul Eck apprenticed with John in the 1970’s and utilized Nyquist’s cabinet design in the Coval office. The desktops, pulls, shelves and cabinet doors are solid East Indian Rosewood. There is generous file drawer space with sliding pencil drawers, and computer connections at both desks. A sliding pocket door is also paneled in Laurel, giving horizontal continuity around the room.
The room has its own on demand ventilation to exhaust the heat from computers and equipment. Laurel windows open to the south gardens.