David's House

David’s mission was to design a modern home that embodies the ideals of comfort, warmth and family living. A modern home that is intimately tied to its surroundings; in harmony with its environment. A family home that is a reflection of his lifestyle, desires and inspirations. His house is completed and his mission achieved. Welcome to David’s modern family home.

Home completed Sept. 2012
Others who worked on this project: Jason Hartog Photography and Uncommon Ground Design Group Inc.
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David's House, A Modern Family Home - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada Designing a home that is “of the land” was a central focus in David’s mission. He achieved this through the use of horizontal lines. From the extreme horizontal roof design to the orientation of the windows, Douglas Fir siding, and ledge rock to the ribbing on the copper siding, horizontal lines connect the hom...More
“Too much stone work” — searching4bliss
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David's House, A Modern Family Home - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada David incorporated corner windows in as many spaces as possible throughout his design, including the office, piano room, stairway, family room, master bedroom, 2nd floor lounge, and more. Corner windows are an architectural tool that connects the interior to the exterior. Where walls don’t hit each other, it re...More
“Dark flagstone” — Daniel Artenosi
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David's House, A Modern Family Home - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada Similar to horizontal lines, angled walls anchor the house to the land, contributing to the organic nature of the design. This gives the illusion that the home has risen from the land, in harmony with its surroundings. David was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West when designing the angled walls. Th...More
“Nice exterior” — gpod
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David's House, A Modern Family Home - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada David maximized the visual impact of the roof by disconnecting if from the walls. He achieved this by only having dark metal plate or window touch the soffit, creating the illusion that the roof “floats” above the house.
“Deck de frente” — Carolina de la Roca
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David's House, A Modern Family Home - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada David incorporated corner windows in as many spaces as possible throughout his design, including the office, piano room, stairway, family room, master bedroom, 2nd floor lounge, and more. Corner windows are an architectural tool that connects the interior to the exterior. Where walls don’t hit each other, it re...More
“lighting” — sacto
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David's House, A Modern Family Home - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada Similar to horizontal lines, angled walls anchor the house to the land, contributing to the organic nature of the design. This gives the illusion that the home has risen from the land, in harmony with its surroundings. David was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West when designing the angled walls. Th...More
“under eaves corner joint” — sacto
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DAVID'S HOUSE - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada The light colour of the Douglas Fir wood allowed David to emphasize the architecture of the house. It is a mix of opposites: the rustic materials juxtaposed against the smooth, refined elements. The wood accents reinforce the horizontal design, as Douglas Fir is a tight, straight-grained wood.
“entry steps” — sacto
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DAVID'S HOUSE - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada Without a formal living room, David needed to design an area of the home to house a family heirloom, his parent’s grand piano. He selected the area to the left of the front entrance, raised the floor to create 8’ ceilings and designed floor-to-ceiling glass corner windows to showcase the piano. He wanted to create an intimate space ...More
“Piano” — Janet Ting
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DAVID'S HOUSE - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada David maximized the visual impact of the roof by disconnecting if from the walls. He achieved this by only having dark metal plate or window touch the soffit, creating the illusion that the roof “floats” above the house.
“backyard” — Farrah Hadad
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DAVID'S HOUSE - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada Glass is a key material used in the design of modern homes. It was central to achieving David’s mission of bringing the outdoors in. David incorporated floor to ceiling glass windows in the large great room, as well as more intimate spaces, such as the master bedroom and ensuite. The floor to ceiling glass makes the master bedroom f...More
“exterior” — Cara Ashley
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DAVID'S HOUSE - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada The fireplace was inspired by nights spent around the campfire on the bedrock that surround David’s cottage in French River. David was motivated to recreate this experience in his suburban home. Taking design inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Falling Water’ fireplace, David selected a rock from a quarry in French River and ship...More
“Copper chimney” — maryp59
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“open up to the bathroom behind family room?” — djurfeldt
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“color scheme” — jeriyoder
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“PRO David Small Designs The light fixtures are from Watts Current (http://www.wattscurrent.com/)” — christinem
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“A David Small Design” — Should You Sell Or Should You Stay
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“A way to use less brick?” — Emily Viator
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“Nice small tile look” — tczisny
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Consistent with the clean, seamless lines that run throughout the home, the master ensuite bathtub is freestanding with a faucet built into the ceiling. The water flows from the ceiling to fill the bathtub (with no splatter). Photo Credit: Jason Hartog Photography
“tub/shelf/mosaic wall” — sacto
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“sink” — maggiecyl
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“Contemporary Style Letting The Outdoor In” — Should You Sell Or Should You Stay
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DAVID'S HOUSE - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada Without a formal living room, David needed to design an area of the home to house a family heirloom, his parent’s grand piano. He selected the area to the left of the front entrance, raised the floor to create 8’ ceilings and designed floor-to-ceiling glass corner windows to showcase the piano. He wanted to create an intimate space ...More
“floors” — dh99
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The floating glass and steel staircase is balanced by the warm hardwoods and organic stone Photo Credit: Jason Hartog Photography
“Long horizontal windows like in the hall” — tczisny
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DAVID'S HOUSE - 3800 sq ft - Ontario, Canada The stairs leading from the front entrance to the second floor are a stand out feature of the home. They are freestanding; disconnected from the wall to emphasize their sculptural quality. The glass railing allows for “truth in architecture”, meaning nothing is compromising the clarity of the design.
“floor, lightness” — dh99
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Photo Credit: Jason Hartog Photography
“I like it because like it with the two chairs With the computer and the printer” — Lori Hansen
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Photo Credit: Jason Hartog Photography
“door” — kimberlyrcowley
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“Cool” — maddisen
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This basement is the ultimate hangout spot, complete with a bar, pool table, ping pong and entertainment area. The neutral carpet and natural stone add warmth and comfort, while the 3 floor to ceiling glass doors leading to the basement walk up allow for an abundance of natural light. Photo Credit: Jason Hartog Photography
“playroom” — fernandocura
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Photo Credit: Jason Hartog Photography
“under eave detail” — sacto
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