Custom Homes Blog

Welcome to our news archive. Learn the latest on recent projects, what we’re working on and discover ideas for your custom home design. 

Black and white photos of traditional homes.

Celebrating 1000 Projects

February 12, 2013
Today we signed on our 1000th project. For the past 16 years David has been putting pencil to paper designing beautiful, functional custom homes; taking…Tags:#custom home design#architectural designgta
Mineola home with stucco siding, white frame windows and

A DSD Story

January 24, 2013
David recently met with a prospective client looking to do a reno project in Aurora. They found us through our site sign on Keele St, checked out our website…Tags:#custom homemississaugahome renovation
Contemporary home with corner windows, copper siding and wood soffit.

David's House is a CHBA Award Finalist

December 24, 2012
"Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge We can barely contain…Tags:chbafrank lloyd wrightnatural moderngtaprairie style
Ultra modern house by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Zimmerman House

November 20, 2012
"The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the…Tags:#bungalowmodern housefrank lloyd wrightnatural modernmid-century modern
Mississauga renovation with shingled windows, green shutters and white trim.

The Side Split Renovation

October 24, 2012
The side split emerged in the 1950s. With the evolution of suburbia and the positive post-war economy came the demand for bigger, better homes. The solution…Tags:renovationfrank lloyd wrightgtaprairie styleside split
Custom home with white frame windows, white columns and copper detailing.

Old Oakville Wins OHBA Award of Distinction

September 26, 2012
Our project ‘Old Oakville’ was named Most Outstanding Custom Home by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association Tags:awardsoakvilletraditional homeohba
Falling water house in the United States.

Frank Lloyd Wright

September 19, 2012
“The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand…Tags:#custom home#organic architecturefrank lloyd wrightnatural modernprairie style
Team members working with habitat for humanity.

DSD Builds a Home for Habitat for Humanity

June 9, 2012
Last month the David Small Designs Team helped build a home for Habitat…Tags:#architectural designhabitat for humanitycharityconstruction