Nestled in a quiet, older Mississauga neighbourhood is a special modern home. This house is notable for a sculptural presence that melds into the surrounding traditional townscape. This is no accident, for it is the home of award-winning David Small, principal of David Small Designs. Its high style is the result of his creative vision and drive for precision.
When the house was still only a concept, Small knew that it would become the prototype of a new kind of contemporary family dwelling. Suburbia, meet what Small calls modern design’s more affable sister, “Natural Modern.”
David Small has three priorities: family, design and hockey. So it makes sense that he would design a home for his family with its own hockey room and outdoor ice rink. His personal mission to make modern homes for families is an ambitious one.
David said “You either love modern design or you hate it.”
Or, speaking in hockey terms, “There are Toronto Maple Leafs lovers and there are Montreal Canadiens lovers. No one loves them both.”
David figures about five per cent of the population loves modern houses. His big question is how does he appeal to the other 95 per cent?
“Since my home was completed, we have taken on many projects where people say they don’t want just any modern house, they want my modern house,” said David. “It is an illustration of why people should be leaning naturally to this type of house, and we want to lead that charge.”