Bixby House and Studio

Purchased in 1989. Part of the original house was an 1850′s vintage post and beam “plank” house. The first work done on this house was to add a fence and create a courtyard space at the very front of the house. A major renovation was done in 1994 to add a new entry and to renovate the garage to create studio workspace.

After a fire in 1999, Dana re-built the house and further renovated it. She added space to enlarge and reconfigure the rooms, added a new stair with a second floor space that overlooks the first floor entry, and she also created additional office/studio space for herself at the south end of the house. In taking inspiration from the work of Luis Barragan, a stucco dividing wall was added between the living area and the kitchen.