"We were introduced to Michael by our builder Bluewater . He was great to work with. He was a good listener and understood what we were looking to build. He was available for meetings when ever we needed him to be in attendance and I never had a problem trying to reach him via email.
As the designer on the project I appreciated his design input and professionalism. He was a joy to work with. " -B. Biallas, Sarasota, Florida
"Michael Bade, of HausDesign Studio, is a fantastic architectural designer who displayed passion for his craft throughout the process of designing our home in Longboat Key. In the planning process, he listened to our desires and complimented our vision with creativity and ingenuity. Prior to designing the home, Michael made several trips to the property to assess for where the sun rises and falls in relationship to the where the house would be situated. This displayed to us that Michael is detail-oriented and cared about the subtleties that make for a great home. He was always enthusiastic, kind, on schedule with deadlines, and willing to take as much time as requested for any additional questions or thoughts we had. As we were going through the process of designing our home, he offered us extremely detailed animations of home, which really helped us understand the space and layout. Furthermore, Michael went above and beyond the role of an architectural designer as he helped us navigate through permitting to place our home as close to the ocean as possible. After Michael’s persistence, we were finally able to place the home on the property where we desired. Now that the home is near completion, we feel that the home couldn’t be more perfect for us. We would absolutely use Michael for future builds and highly recommend him." -S. Bennett, Longboat Key, Florida
"My husband and I owned an older house in Sarasota, on the water in Bird Key. After 5 years or so it was time to rebuild, or at least begin the process. After some conversations with neighbors, builders, etc. we were advised to contact Michael Bade as potential architect. Which we did, and he was on it! He immediately wanted to come to our house - on site! - to talk with us, and see... how we lived, what we envisioned, how our lives might change moving forward, how the sun moved across the property, what the light was like,.. you can get the idea. We spoke with other people too, but that was the beginning, and he is still with us. Not just doing all the obvious architectural work, but even now, meeting on site with builder and interior designer, being part of the conversation in exterior paint color, wood tone for the front door, working with all the parties involved to be certain that any changes will work, yet maintain the original integrity of the design which we had so loved. All of our team is incredible, but Michael came up with the original beautiful design, and we've all moved forward with that. Throughout the entire process, he has been absolutely reliable; always responsive, timely, communicative. Michael is professional, imaginative, has a beautiful design aesthetic, and a wonderful sense of humor." -M. O'Hare-Gleason, Sarasota, Florida
"Michael Bade is a gifted designer, thoroughly grounded in all practical aspects of design and construction. He was instrumental in our major, major renovation of a 1980s "contemporary" that is now a stunning 21st century modern home. There were a never-ending series of difficulties arising from the original structure, but Michael approached each problem with creative engineering and - almost as important - patience and a sense of humor. He was responsive, collaborative, and persistent. He is also now a good friend - not always the case after a project like this!" -C. Hooper, Boca Grande, Florida
"I have worked with Michael on several projects. We worked together on re-designing custom homes in the 2 million dollar range that, as originally designed (by others), came in over the owners budget. By working with Michael in the 3D modeling system (in lieu of the standard 2D) we were able to discover design conflicts, simplify structural and mechanical systems and reduce construction cost all while increasing the design value of the homes.
One of these homes went on the win design awards and the other will be entered when complete. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone in the process of designing a home, and the sooner he is in the process the better." -Jack Clark, Certified General Contractor in Sarasota Florida since 1974.
"Mike was very patient with us as we changed our design several times. The end result was wonderful. We enclosed our screen porch and now it's a fantastic family room. We also extended our master bedroom, added a walk in closet and a new office. We are very pleased with the design and enjoyed working with Mike." - J. Norwood, Bradenton Fl
"I've had the opportunity to work with HD on several high end custom residential projects in the Sarasota Florida area. Their level of quality and great communication about project details are second to none.
Will definitely be doing future business with them." -FlaCom Services
"As a builder in Sarasota, Florida, I have had the opportunity to work with Michael Bade from HausDesign Studio on several different projects. Michael is very efficient and his knowledge of design is very impressive. I am very pleased with my experience with HausDesign and looking forward to more projects in the future." - Jeffrey E. TuckerJ. E. Tucker, Inc. Design/Build Firm
"Mike did an excellent job at balancing our needs with our wants. We wanted the world, but we also had limited resources and limited footprint on the lot. Of most importance, we wanted the addition to NOT
look like an addition, but rather part of the house...like it was originally designed that way. Did we accomplish this? Absolutely! Do we have everything we need and still have some unique characteristics that work for us? Absolutely! Are we absolutely pleased with Mike's plans and his consultation throughout? Absolutely!" -N. Vogler, Bradenton, Fl
"We chose to work with Mike because he is full of ideas, listens, and is very personable and reliable. His design maximized our space and we love it. We highly recommend him." -N. Norwood, Bradenton, Fl
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