David’s House combines the simplicity of modern design with the comfort and elegance of a traditional home.
On a heavily wooded corner lot in an established Lorne Park neighbourhood sits this classic home.
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These before pictures are all too familiar.
Located on a heavily-wooded ravine property in Mineola West, this home takes advantage of its gorgeous surroundings at every opportunity.
The renovation of this Lorne Park bungalow shows how minor modifications can completely reinvigorate a home.
It was longtime dream of the former owner of this established High Park home to see it fully restored.
The objective of the homeowners was to create a contemporary Italian retreat.
A Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie style inspired design located in the suburbs of Edmonton.
With their growing family in mind, our client wanted their home in Lakeview to grow as well.
Many neighbourhoods across the GTA are moving through a similar development transition in which the smaller, older homes that originally populated and characterized the area are being replaced with larger homes.
This family home finds itself nestled in a steep hillside in southeast Oakville.
A transitional Tudor design.
Although a master suite addition was the primary goal, the true success of this project lies in the rethinking of the home’s exterior.
This home reflects the best qualities of modern design: openness, simplicity and indoor-outdoor connection.
Our clients came to us with a request we receive often, "give our home curb appeal".
Covington Estates, a custom home builder, commissioned us to design this home for 123 Balsam Dr in Oakville.
This home is a perfect example of a traditional shape (gable roofline, curved dormer, timber framed entry) enhanced by modern touches (black framed windows, straight lines, clean colour scheme).
The most powerful force in this design was the 100+ year old majestic tree in the backyard.
This circa 1950 bungalow possessed “good bones” but lacked the space required by a growing family.
Pineneedle Row, a Mississauga street known for its traditional homes, lush landscape, and multitude of David Small designs, now features this natural modern renovation.
The expansion and development of this home was conducted in two phases.
This custom home in Mineola East is a true reflection of the friendly, outgoing nature of its owner.
This stately home is a great example of a design forming a harmonious relationship with its property: in this case, a nearly-5,000 square foot corner lot.
This home is a perfect example of transitional design; the balance between traditional and modern design.
Modern design and bungalows have a long history together, dating back to the emergence of mid-century modern homes nearly 70 years ago.
This home is a true reflection of its owners: casual and relaxed.
This 1950’s sidesplit was given an exterior upgrade while leaving all existing living spaces intact.
Steps away from High Park and Bloor West Village, this modern home design carefully balances family living with city living.
On a naturally wooded lot in an exclusive Mississauga neighbourhood, one can find this home at peace with its surroundings.
This was a house constructed with two fronts; the main entry on one side addressing a major street and the garage and “every day” entry on the opposite side off a less travelled road.
The owners’ initial requirements were to create a larger garage and mud room in the front with nanny’s quarters above.
This home is a prime example of traditional detailing mixed with modern simplicity.
Our clients wanted a clean, open interior that still exuded warmth, comfort and a "lived in" feel - the exact definition of transitional design.
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Majestically positioned, well back from the street, this house had a charm that steered all program requirements.
It is with the use of traditional materials and an understated colour palette that this two-storey home blends nicely with its neighbours.
Although its arts and crafts architectural design predisposition is on display, this home’s soaring interior spaces and unique courtyard floor plan provide its dominant characteristics.
On a beautiful wooded lot in the Mineola East neighbourhood of Port Credit sits this 4,500 sf modern French Chateau.
The primary program requirements called for a rear yard expansion to accommodate a new two-storey great room, a master bedroom expansion, and both ground level and upper level porch additions.
Clean lines, openness, simplicity – this home highlights the best of modern architecture.
Black framed windows and lack of adornment add a contemporary appeal to a traditional French Chateau home.
Originally constructed in the 1950’s as part of a large planned subdivision of one, one and a half, and two storey homes by the Shipp Corporation, this home was similar to most others in the neighbourhood; a simple “salt box” building form with an attached single car garage.
When our client from Colorado approached us with their steep hillside property in Castle Rock, we couldn't have asked for more fitting circumstances.
Sloping topography and waterfront views were the key factors that influenced this design.
Built in the 1950's this one and a half storey Applewood Acres house was replicated throughout the neighbourhood at the time of original construction.
Having overcome the sentimentality of growing up in the lot’s original home, the current home owner decided she and her own family would redevelop the property to the full advantage of the things she had grown to love; the views, the trees and the familiarity that only time can offer.
This renovation project was initiated by a local builder as a speculative development.
This 3-storey modern home sits on a narrow corner lot in Toronto.
A mix of traditional massing and modern execution, this family home in Mineola East blends large gables and aged copper roofing with clean lines and a simple colour palette, culminating in a timber-framed porch at the front of the home.
Nestled in the beautifully matured neighbourhood of Southeast Oakville, this traditional custom home is a reflection of the friendly, family-oriented homeowners.
This natural modern home was designed for a family of 6 in Long Island, New York.
When David first visited our client's farm, he was struck by the expansiveness of the gorgeous rural property.
One of eight homes designed by David Small Designs on this street of 16 wide suburban properties, this 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom family home has emerged as a flagship for redevelopment in the area.
A Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast engaged us to design this Prairie Style inspired home on the property he grew up on.
This home highlights the best of bungaloft living: soaring ceilings and an abundance of natural light.
This home is nestled into the hillside of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Gracious room sizes and numerous interior architectural design features were all secondary client wishes.
This mid-sized family home in the Morrison neighbourhood is a great example of seamless integration with both the property and neighbourhood.
As a world traveller with an affinity for European style, the homeowner had an extensive list for their one-of-a-kind luxury home: a two-storey foyer, a stately spa-like master ensuite, a massive rear terrace and an indoor 45-foot pool.
Inspired by architectural design of the French countryside, this infill house comfortably coexists with a mature neighbourhood in south Mississauga.
The neighbourhood this home finds itself in is eclectic to say the least.
The standout of this Virginia home design is its dramatic and unique rooflines.
An elegant, inviting home was the objective of the homeowners.
This home captures the formality of the established neighbourhood it’s situated in, while upholding the casual nature of the family that enjoys the home every day.
Located on the Illinois River, the challenge with this property was its potential to flood in the summer months.
The design of this infill family home was driven by two guiding forces, the rear yard and the original home to be replaced.
To bring the best of cottage living to the suburbs; this was the goal of the homeowners when they embarked on their custom home design.
Situated on a beautiful rural property in Ohio, this modern bungalow’s selection of warm materials works in tandem with the large overhangs and varying roof heights and styles to produce a captivating and inviting facade.
A modern family home inspired by the Prairie style architecture of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
The design of Whiteoaks showcases the intersection of formality and comfort.
This large infill corner lot was developed in a manner that creates both grandeur and privacy.
Selecting a light colour scheme and contrasting it with black trim and details enhances the linear nature of this modern Michigan home.
A craftsman-style cottage located on the outskirts of Collingwood.
This design combines many elements to create a transitional, timeless appeal.
Affectionately named ‘The Hockey House’ to pay homage to the NHL player that grew up in the original house and used the garage door for shooting practice.