Tony and Nancy’s personal space has also been adapted to their lifestyle and commitment to the needs of others.
In addition to an art and music studio, they built an apartment next to their home for Nancy’s parents. Bellomo, always using himself first to try out an idea, coined the term “separate but together”.
The Macomb Daily Newspaper picked up on the story and featured it in their March 2, 1997 issue.
They have lived “next door connected by a breezeway” for almost eighteen years.
In the current economic climate, Bellomo is seeing more need to build living spaces that house more than one nuclear family. The concept of “separate but together” is a reasonable solution for two households to peacefully co-exist under one roof.
Respect, privacy and dignity are words that Bellomo often uses as he designs and builds living space.