Gregg Tushaus, Client:
We were attracted to Genesis Architecture's beautiful craftsman and prairie homes and home designs. We wanted a custom home that blends the craftsman and mountain architecture styles into a custom lake home designed for our lake property and lake living. Ken blended mountain and craftsmen styles to meet our tastes. We started the design process with a list of functional and lifestyle requirements. Ken took our inputs and designed a home that fits our life style and the lake setting perfectly. Our home is a wonderful gathering place with family and friends, many which describe it as an amazing home.
Through our years long, and continuing relationship, we have taken advantage of Genesis Architecture's unparalleled ability to deliver inspired and creative home design and architectural services. The principal portion of those services lead to the construction of our contemporary home in Lake Geneva, WI, that was completed in 2007, with the addition of an integral swimming pool in 2011. This architectural masterpiece continues to amaze us whenever we are there. How the principal of Genesis envisioned the gorgeous end result--inside and out--that was little-changed from the first creative iterations must be analogous to a composer hearing the score and he writes the notes. This ability continues to be reflected in smaller design projects implemented subsequently. We could not recommend this Company more highly.
When we wanted to build a home based on Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian Natural House elements we knew we would need to find an architect who was completely well versed in Wright's language and principles. We found that architect in Ken Dahlin of Genensis Architecture. An examination of Ken's work clearly demonstrates his respect and incorporation of Wright's principles in all of his projects. Although most of Ken's works were of a larger scale, he was clearly excited about our small home project that was more in line with the human scale espoused by Wright. From beginning to end Ken carefully assimilated our needs and desired Usonian details and produced a design that while, taking advantage of current building technology, captured the spirit of the Wright Usonsian home, as can be appreciated in the photos on his Houzz webpage. Ken was always accessible throughout the project and took the time to work closely with the builder and subcontractors to ensure the successful execution of the design. Having now spent 6 months in the house we have been delighted with the result and constantly discover new details which accompany a thoughtful design. We highly recommend Ken and Genesis Architecture for anyone looking to build or remodel.
We hired Ken to design a unique, modern home tailored to our tastes and lifestyle, and he delivered an innovative design that far exceeded our expectations. The abundant natural lighting, sensitive detailing, and humanly scaled spaces speak to our souls… we still say "Wow!" to ourselves every time we return home. In addition to being a gifted architect, Ken is a strong team player. He eagerly collaborated with the specialist designers also contributing to the project, and provided excellent support to the builder every step of the way during construction. Ken has earned our utmost respect, and we enthusiastically recommend him as an architect.
We are the owners of the Delafield Modern and enjoyed working with Ken Dahlin. He was always professional, calm in the midst of building chaos and very understanding of what we wanted to accomplish on the budget we had. We loved his style of homes and wanted to capture the simplicity yet glamour of modern design.
We are the owners of the Leenhouts home addition. Ken not only is a fantastic designer, he is personable, devoted, and reasonably priced. Could not have asked for more. Love living in his beautifully designed spaces.