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About Bauhaus Custom Homes: A Premier Design Build Firm in Dallas, TX

Bauhaus Custom Homes is an innovative design build firm in Dallas, Texas. Bauhaus focuses on creating authentic and timeless architectural styles, from mid-century modern to classic European. We tailor each design to every client’s needs, ensuring your home is sustainable, luxurious, and comfortable. Serving Highland Park, University Park, Park Cities, Bluffview, Preston Hollow, Lakewood, and other greater Dallas areas, we are dedicated to building the finest high-end custom homes for our clients.

 

 

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Innovative Modern Home Designs | German Building Sensibilities

Bauhaus founder and German native home designer and builder, Marc Kleinmann, lives by design. Following the German Bauhaus principles of unifying art, craft, and technology, he established Bauhaus Custom Homes to wholly integrate these principles into the design build process and create more than just a home for clients, but an optimal environment for their lifestyle. Kleinmann is known for his European building sensibility and construction of luxurious, high-performance custom homes.

“Stay true and authentic to style and create a comfortable, luxurious living environment” is Kleinmann’s philosophy. This enables him to create truly remarkable residences in a variety of authentic styles, from modern to traditional. “At the same time, we save our clients money by building a high-performance home that lowers their utility bills”.

Catering to the specific needs of empty nesters wanting to downsize, busy professionals desiring a custom-fit environment, and growing families needing to upsize, Bauhaus Custom Homes has earned recognition for using an integrated design and build process. Our technology integrated process allows us to seamlessly translate our clients’ visions into reality from the start, bringing it to fruition in the design phase and making it a reality throughout the build phase. Custom home design suited to the needs of each individual lifestyle paired with a concise and a rigorous six-month build time holds us true to the Bauhaus principles.

History

Founded in 2007 as EGC Custom Homes, our Dallas-based design build firm morphed into Bauhaus Custom Homes in 2012 to better communicate our commitment to the architectural integrity, craftsmanship, and technological integration of the structures we design and build. Founder and experienced home designer and builder, Marc Kleinmann, holds a degree in Real Estate Development & Construction Management from the European Real Estate Academy in Saarbrücken, Germany and is a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Green Professional. He also serves on the board of Directors of the Dallas Builders Association and is Chairman of the Board of the Green Built Texas Program. View Marc’s profile.

 

Dos and Don’ts of Selecting a Dallas Design Build Firm

DO:

  • Physically check out a builder’s work, in addition to speaking to references.
  • Ask about additional certifications. It can show commitment to the industry.
  • Ask about the builder’s approach to foundation, framing, insulation, HVAC, plumbing, and electric.
  • Consider the chemistry between you and your potential builder. It doesn’t have to be a love match, but you should be able to communicate well.
  • Align expectations by getting benchmarks for the architecture, design, and finish-out specifications of the home prior to starting construction.
  • Establish one point of accountability.
  • Get a completed design and a fixed price construction budget BEFORE you start.

DON’T:

  • Purchase a home site without having a professional home designer and builder review it.
  • Begin the architectural design phase without first selecting your builder and proceeding through the process in conjunction with your builder.
  • Usurp a builder’s intellectual property by presenting it to another builder in an attempt to position them against each other.
  • Fall into the “price-per-foot” trap. Buying a custom build-to-suit home by the price-per-foot makes as much sense as buying a car by the pound. Know the specifications and know exactly what is included in every facet of the home.
  • Withhold information from your home designer and builder. At some point, a mutually respectful level of trust must exist for your design build firm to provide an excellent experience.
  • Try to get competing bids from random contractors. Trust your builder’s trade base. Using the services of a random contractor or supplier might appear to save you a few dollars on the front end, but it could likely end in headache when a warranty item requires attention.

What our clients are saying

  • My husband and I would like to highly recommend Bauhaus Custom Homes and Marc Kleinmann, the builder of our custom home, to future home buyers. It is our honor and privilege to do so. Marc was phenomenal, and we cherish our beautiful new home.
    Kristy Rorschach
  • Bauhaus’ team exceeded our expectations and we are extremely pleased with the outcome. Bauhaus uses talented subcontractors and Marc Kleinmann and his team are very thorough in managing the project and supervising the work. They have a critical eye insuring the job is done properly and to our satisfaction. I don’t think we could have achieved this with a different builder.
    Mike & Annie Costello
  • Bauhaus | EGC Custom Homes has worked for me and several of my clients. The quality of their work and their professionalism are the reasons that I keep referring Marc Kleinmann first when clients ask me for building or remodeling advice.
    Forrest Gregg
  • Bauhaus is one best builders I have ever had the pleasure to work with. They do their homework, and have the highest level of integrity I have ever seen. Marc Kleinmann has a vast amount of knowledge in Energy Efficient Building, and has a easy going personality. I would recommend Bauhaus Custom Homes as a builder to anybody.
    Jim White Jr.
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