I'd like to welcome everyone to my new online adventure--Southgate Residential, a Place for All Things Home. I've toyed with the idea of creating a blog dedicated to design for a while now, and have finally decided to "bite the bullet." What will be found here? I'm unsure of the answer. It will serve as a home for things that inspire me, intrigue me, and fascinate me (and hopefully inspire, intrigue, and fascinate those who find themselves here.)
As a bit of background, I have a lifelong love of residential design. When other children might have been collecting comic books, I was amassing a library of house plan magazines. I doodled (admittedly crude) floor plans from the time I was in elementary school, and by high school actually had projects built from my ideas. I studied architecture and interior design in college, and have spent the last decade working for well respected residential architecture firms on everything from modest "stock" plans to multi-million dollar estates and high end renovations.
So, welcome! I hope you will enjoy what you find here.