The home is a very emotional keepsake, and creating designs for its inhabitants is even more emotional. I’m Michael Margerum, an architect in Placentia, CA, and I understand there is more involved than mere shelter. We’re dealing with experiences of memories, childhood, safety, security, family expansion, holiday gathering, childbirth, and new family additions.
In college at the University of Michigan, our design instructor, who eventually became Dean, told us that a house should be designed for making love. Needless to say, at that time, we students were shocked at this application to academic training. Then, he followed up by saying that we knew nothing about making love! What he was referring to was upholding the romanticism and support of love in the design and living experience of “home.”