Michael Eric Dale
What qualities are important when choosing a designer for a new custom home or large-scale renovation?

- Experience

- An understanding of building components and systems

- A knowledge of historic architectural styles

- A well-honed sense of proportion and detail

- An ability and willingness to work as a member of the project team

I have spent over twenty years designing gracious homes, based on the best traditions of design. My experience guides me in the thousands of decisions, major and mundane, that must be made during the process of design. I highly value the ideas of clients and never lose sight of the fact that the home I am designing should reflect their lifestyle rather than my own.

In fact, the best thing I ever learned in home design was to forget what I was taught in college. We learned to sketch several ideas, choose one, develop it, draw it beautifully, and then show our client the results. Along the way, I realized how much better it is to include people in this process. How much better it is to show many ideas, to show the rough drawings.

By considering several ideas and blending the best of them together, we can be confident that our final plan is the best solution. Listening, approaching the process with flexibility, and working together as a team- that has proven over and over to be the best approach in developing plans that are workable, livable, and best reflect the unique lifestyle of my clients.
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10 Reviews
Susan Swagler
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2015

We had to replace the siding on our home, and we hired Eric to guide us in some design changes to the exterior of the house to make it more interesting and attractive and livable. He worked well withi...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2014

We worked with Michael Eric Dale on our new home and couldn't be more satisfied. His ability to hear what we wanted in the design of our home was evident in his drawings. He was easy to work with and ...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2014

We have used Eric for 2 major renovations and 1 lake house. I would highly recommend him without reservation. He is very easy to work with, turns the work around quickly and is reasonably priced. Eri...Read More

Chris Robbins
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2012

Eric was engaged by us to design our house which was constructed where an older house was completely razed. In working with Eric we had requested the house accommodate our family of five while meeting...Read More

Leigh Anne Roach
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2007

Michael Eric Dale has an amazing ability to produce spaces that are the most satisfyingly proportioned and beautifully scaled. Joined with his beautiful sense of balance is an ability to handle the li...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2012

I have utilized Eric Dales expertise on four projects. Three residential new home constructions, and one re-modeling job. These projects were large, ranging from 4000 to 7000 square feet. Eric is ta...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2015

Eric designed a solution to blend a new addition into our older home without it looking like it was new. He listened to our "must haves" and "want to haves" along with some of our crazy impractical th...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2007

I am a residential custom homebuilder / remodeler and have worked with Michael Eric Dale for almost 10 years. We have done many remodeling projects and new home projects with Eric and have always fo...Read More

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