Don Gross Design Associates

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Don Gross Design Associates (DGDA) is an architectural design firm specializing in the creative design of residential projects including :

§  Whole house design

§   Interior design

§  Major / minor remodels or additions

§  Kitchen & bath

§  Specialty projects (wine cellars, home offices, artist studios, etc.)

 It was Seattle in 1970 when Don entered the field  of architectural design.  After 4 years of graduate school majoring in Philosophy of Art (Aesthetics) and Fine Arts in ceramics and sculpture, Don decided to go in a different direction than university teaching.  He drew on his experience as a draftsman and technical illustrator for NASA to `design a new dental office for his brother in Bremerton Washington.  Thus began a career in dental office design.  Don has completed over 300 medical/dental projects. In 1980 he was asked by one of his clients to design a new residence.  His career took a providential turn and though he continued to design medical and dental facilities, he became increasingly interested in residential architecture and design.  Because of his keen interest and proficiency in cooking, Don naturally gravitated toward kitchen design.  In 1990 he opened Tiburon Kitchen and Bath in Tiburon California.  In 2004 he moved to Sonoma California and changed the showroom name to Cabernet Kitchen and Bath.  Don continues to do upscale residential architectural design and has completed numerous projects throughout California.  His creative skills and inventive designs continue to be in demand.  His thorough knowledge of the culinary arts coupled with his ability to provide ingenious solutions for problems of design and function results in projects which completely satisfy his clients and amuse and delight all who encounter them.  One of the keys to his success is Don’s ability to listen to and understand the wants and needs of his clients. He is very competent and confident working in a wide range of styles. The rewards of cooking a gourmet dinner in a clients’ new kitchen and showing them the possibilities of their new appliances are extremely gratifying.

Glen Ellen, CA   A new 7,000 sq.ft. residence designed on a 3' module including a screened and covered patio, an infinity pool, a reflecting pool, a 750 sq.ft. guest cottage and a bocce court. (see page 3 for additional photos)
St. Helena, CA  -  Complete re-design and re-build in the vineyards with trellised patios and outdoor entertaining at it's finest  (see page 2 for details)
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