Standing in one of the art studios is a pine, which Andrea calls the cactus tree; it had to be cut down to make way for the road. “We thought, what cool thing can we do with that? We just wanted to honor it because it’s such a great tree.’’ Peeled, lightly sanded, and oiled, the tree is not structural but serves as a visual anchor. A Kal-Wall skylight provides “fabulous light—so bright, yet completely diffused,’’ Andrea says.
Photography By J.K. Lawrence