Custom cabinetry by Harbour City Kitchens enhances the design in this luxurious Bear Mountain home where a clever mix of materials tells a story as you travel between rooms. Based on design concepts by interior designer Sandy Nygaard, the interior was brought to life with layered details that equally serve both function and beauty.
“Wood plays a prominent role in this house,” says HCK Director of Sales Tim Philipchalk. “There’s a very modern, classic feel to it, with rich, dark tones and a lot of details that took a tremendous amount of customization with the millwork.” Much of the woodwork features Croation oak panels by Belgian supplier Querkus, a company that uses a traditional smoking process to imbue the wood with shaded tones and bold grain patterns. Black accents in hardware, mirror frames, shelves and lighting, accentuate the wood’s deep tones while white walls and ceilings offer a blank canvas to highlight the wood.
In the kitchen, upper cabinets in a simple white finish neutralize the smoked oak lower panels, dramatic veining in the backsplash and smoky quartz countertops. Functionally, the kitchen is packed with accessories, like a spice pullout, drawer compartments, and recycling centre, plus a separate bar with glass upper doors and a hidden bar fridge. Tucked behind the kitchen is the restaurant-grade butler’s pantry equipped with a commercial oven, industrial hood, and stainless countertops for the chef in the house.
The custom bed platform in the master bedroom includes a headboard with integrated lighting and floating side tables, and serves as the focal point in the tranquil room. The same smoked oak woodwork pairs with white walls and tile in the ensuite bath. Storage cabinets flank the floating vanity, with added trim detail near the ceiling, and a canopy above.
The lavish dressing room enjoys full height closets, shelving for ample storage, and an island that conceals a washer and dryer.
A multifunctional laundry room moonlights as a mudroom and workspace when needed. Here, HCK built a closet with pull out racks for drying clothes, tucked behind perforated metal doors painted white to blend with the cabinetry.
Slatted wood panels modernize the classic wood elements on the buffet, entryway bench and in the main bathroom.
In the den, upper cabinet doors have unique hardware that allows them to slide and fold away to reveal two additional TVs.
Custom fabricated black metal shelving, supplied by the homeowner, is integrated into the cabinetry in the den, living room fireplace surround, and home office. The homeowner’s desk is a mixture of stone waterfall sides with an integrated leather top.
“There’s such a high level of detail in so many areas of this home,” says Philipchalk, whose team captured functional elements seamlessly within the design where wood, stone and metal come together to create a home that’s as welcoming as it is practical.