A California Designer Creates a Home That Will Last a Lifetime

For her cheerful, butterfly-roofed house, designer Susie St. John thinks ahead with an entry ramp and wheelchair-accessible halls and showers.
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"If I had built this house after design school, it would have felt like a warehouse, all cold concrete and glass," says Susie St. John, founder of Embrio Design Studio in San Diego. But supporting her mother through years battling cancer in environs ill-suited to someone with impaired mobility fundamentally redefined Susie’s concept of home. 

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