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

David Small and team at OHBA award ceremony.

OHBA Awards of Distinction 2013

September 27, 2013
This past Tuesday evening, we were honoured to receive three Ontario Home Builders' Association Awards for David's House. David's natural modern…Tags:#custom homeohba awardsnatural modern
Contemporary home with corner windows, copper siding and wood soffit.

Natural Modern Defined

June 10, 2013
'Natural modern' is a term we've coined to describe the unique architectural design of David's House. To some, 'natural modern' is an oxymoron;…Tags:#custom homefloating roofmodern designnatural materials
Dining room with square dining table, brown chairs and metal chandelier.

David's House in Toronto Home Magazine

May 1, 2013
"Modern With Soul" is Toronto Home Magazine's aptly titled feature on David's natural modern home. In their Spring 2013 issue, Toronto Home highlights…Tags:natural modernmodern designtoronto home
Misissauga house with natural stone, red brick and grey trim.

What's a Bungaloft

April 16, 2013
A bungaloft is pretty much what it sounds like, a bungalow with a loft. Since its introduction 10+ years ago, there have been variations/configurations…Tags:#bungalofthome renovationcustom design
Den with white windows, floating shelves and hardwood floor.

Custom Home Design: Kids Edition

March 27, 2013
Many of our clients have young children when they embark on a custom home design. Creating a space for their kids to enjoy – a space other than a bedroom…Tags:#custom homefamily homeinterior designkids bedroomgta
Ice rink in backyard of modern home.

The Backyard Rink

February 27, 2013
David's passion for hockey is only a close second to his love of architecture. When designing his current family…Tags:#custom homemississaugaskating rinkbackyard
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