As an architectural reporter and an architect, we have met and interviewed many homeowners throughout our careers. Whether the goal was to design or simply to publish their home, we discovered some common themes among individuals and families who created nurturing residential environments. Home: Celebrating the Spaces or Your Heart is a collective and diverse observations on the art of being good homeowners, good neighbors, and good communities. This book will have little relevance to those looking for a how-to manual. It will not teach you how to build a deck, wallpaper your kitchen or tile a bathroom. Nor is this an academic musing regarding architectural theory (at least, not intentionally.) Rather, this book is intended to provide some insight into what is truly important...creating a unique form of shelter for our souls.