Karrie J. Butler
Though my life story reads more like an adventure novel set in such exotic locations as
From the time I was very young, I was obsessed with residential design. I spent hours drawing houses and floorplans. I saved house ideas from the Sunday newspaper and magazines, cataloging them in notebooks of which I had dozens. I built models, and in the summer would go outside in the yard and create mini landscapes for my toy cars. I wanted to be an architect and at the age of 13, I finished a two-year college level Interior Design certificate course in just six months earning straight A’s. The college was amazed, but my father was a structural engineer, building buildings for a living, from shopping centers to hospitals and he hated architects. He refused to allow me to become one.
Because of this strong love for architecture, my creative environment as an artist has always been important to me, not only in the houses I’ve chosen to purchase and work from, but the location and views they offer.