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David Small Designs
Designing custom homes for more than 20 years
A home allows us to plant roots in our communities. It’s the literal and figurative foundation of our strongest relationships. The very best designed homes are unique. They stand out just as they seamlessly fit into the surrounding landscape.
There are those who say a home is merely an asset, a commodity to be bought and sold. But we beg to differ. To us, a home is a platform for our dreams and ambitions.
David Small Designs was built on the idea that a home can be equal parts artistic statement, residence and love letter to the environment that surrounds it. Most importantly, it should be an immediate reflection of its owner and their aspirations.
We create inspiring homes that defy the obvious
We borrow inspiration from every design school, be it the rural chateaus of 18th century France or the postmodern perfection of Frank Lloyd Wright. From the outset we endeavoured to explore radical geometry and to allow traditional materials such as glass, steel, wood and stone to play together in exciting new ways, while still paying respect to established design principles.
Modern Home Designs
Those passionate about modern architecture are on a never-ending search for different. They don’t follow trends, they set them. Their embrace of purity in design—be it the minimalist simplicity of concrete forms or the whimsical use of glass and steel—is matched by their determination to advance the architectural conversation. The evolution of what we’ve deemed Natural Modern architecture is a reflection of their demand for progress, as well as the need for a constant dialogue between buildings and their surroundings.
We take pride in bringing modern design enthusiasts’ unique architectural visions to life in a way that only we can.
Traditional Home Designs
The only way to move architecture forward is to understand its illustrious history. Sometimes that means embracing styles of yesteryear in exciting new ways. Our traditional home designs draw on the past to create homes where families can build lasting memories.
Our diverse design vocabulary is the perfect complement to traditional architectural tastes, creating a seamless interplay between honouring tradition and respecting the advancements of today.
Traditional Home Designs
The only way to move architecture forward is to understand its illustrious history. Sometimes that means embracing styles of yesteryear in exciting new ways. Our traditional home designs draw on the past to build homes where families can build lasting memories.
Our Natural Modern design system is the perfect complement to traditional architectural tastes, creating a seamless interplay between your future home and its environment.
Transitional Home Designs
We believe that design perfection is only possible with a reverence for tradition and a refusal to accept the mundane. Our transitional home designs embrace this ethos, combining timeless elements with tomorrow’s potential to create an eclectic sense of wonder.
Our transitional designs draw inspiration from every circle, but most importantly, they’re shaped by your distinct vision.
David Small Designs creates homes for audacious dreamers who demand the extraordinary.
Our clients are trailblazers who understand how transformative designs shape people and communities. Their commitment to the success of family, to living a truly interesting life, is surpassed only by the sheer joy they take from taking the road less travelled and constantly reimagining themselves. The DSD School of Design is inspired by their originality. We’re at once modern, transitional and traditional as we aspire to revolutionize the way homes are designed and constructed.
We provide exceptional architectural and interior design services
We’re committed to creating an inspiring home that defies your most ambitious expectations—where your family can grow, build memories and thrive. We deliver the exceptional because you expect nothing less.
Our clients trust us to capture and embrace their unique design vision
We believe in strong communication and creative collaboration. Taking your distinct ideas and shaping them inside the mould of our experience and expertise forms the heart of our client service experience. It’s one that never falls short.
After scouring numerous house plan books and the internet for my dream home plan, I came up empty-handed. One fortuitous day while browsing through Houzz I saw David’s house and I immediately knew this was what I was looking for! I contacted David and after one meeting he was able to capture my vision and I had my house plans a short time later. It was a pleasure to work with David and his team of professionals.
I decided to start the process with an architect to design my dream home. After lengthy discussions, multiple drafts my project was going nowhere. I found David Small Designs on Houzz and fell in love with his designs. I can’t express enough how happy I am to be working with David and his team. When speaking to David, it felt like he knew exactly what I wanted in house – after only one meeting! David’s team is always there when I need help or have questions. I highly recommend David Small Designs to anyone looking to build a home.
An absolute pleasure to deal with DSD. The project is complex with a lot that has unique requirements and zoning. David and his team are excellent listeners and have delivered a design that is exactly us and fits the way we live perfectly. They continue to assist with dealing with the various authorities that need to provide approvals. An exceptional team, across the board!!
You guys are the best!! We loved every interaction we had with every single person in your office. You made our family’s dream and vision a reality.