At Home with Joy Stinger in her Clayton home. Graphic designer Stinger, 80, has an eclectic home that is part museum, farm and aviary. Joy moved into the brick, three-story, 1904-era home in Clayton 32 years ago. “It came with a double lot, and I am an avid gardener,” she says. “What I enjoy most is getting up each morning and feeding my animals and watching things grow,” Joy says. “At one time I wanted to live to be 150, but I will settle for 125.”
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'We faced huge boulders, great for landscaping later, but not good for digging a foundation or wells for an underground geothermal heating system.'
The result, within 1,200 square feet of living space, is a central expanse of no-walls-between dining room, kitchen and living room.