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Every space tells a story.

Designing a home for someone means understanding their story, and then putting the walls around it. We’re inspired by these stories to design convention-busting architectural solutions as unique as the people who will live in the homes we create. Every person has a story. And every space does too.


Our Portfolio

Designing places and spaces where life happens in all its perfect imperfection is what we do. We’re proud of the diverse mix of places we’ve created and the stories they tell.

Work pictured on this page completed while at DAHLIN Architecture l Planning l Interiors.


Let's talk.

Over coffee, a martini, or over the phone—whatever your preference, we'd love to chat.

some words from our clients

"Don has been a member of our design team on numerous communities throughout the past twenty-eight years and I recommend him without hesitation. He approaches each design with enthusiasm, professionalism and experience—combining creativity with a great knowledge of planning, design, and construction to help his clients achieve their vision. His structural engineering and architecture background combined with his strong interpersonal skills allows him to work well with cities and agencies, neighbors, and elected officials to help his clients obtain approvals and bring their projects to completion. Don truly listens to and recognizes your needs and provides solutions based on his creativity, knowledge and problem-solving resourcefulness. Whether you have a single home or a master-planned community, Design Story Spaces will provide the same attention to detail, care and professionalism to your project."

Patrick Costanzo, Jr.
Principal, Developer and Builder, PCJ Real Estate Advisors, LLC

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