Michael Eric Dale
What makes a great home?
I believe a successful home must have 3 key elements:
Simplicity of Massing:
The best starting point and broadest stroke in developing the three-dimensional aspects of a home is effective massing. Regardless of how complicated the structure and plan, I endeavor to give homes that gracious quality that comes from simple roof lines, well- developed compositions, and harmonious materials.
The proper dynamic relationship between the design elements of a home is absolutely vital to success. Most of us know innately when a composition is successful, even when we cannot intellectualize the reasons.
Detail brings a home to life. Together, details must relate to each other into an architectural language that defines style. Details may be simple or complex, but a home is only truly successful when each detail is carefully considered.