W23rd – Olives in the City

W23rd – Olives in the City

Project: W23rd-Olives in the City

Builder: Furtado Contracting

About this Project

We partnered up with Furtado Contracting to build a new custom home, a project that was personal to us.

The clients wanted a contemporary home for themselves and all the loved ones they entertain that was warm and inviting and offered both functionality and practicality.

Entry Foyer:

This welcoming space has been designed to be functional and tidy with just the right amount of storage. The feature wall is the focal point; a custom walnut console gives an area to display some décor and hide the everyday items in drawers.

Look to the right and you will find an area where guests can remove their shoes and hang-up a coat. Minimal yet bold, a black metal rod for hanging makes a statement and compliments the upholstered bench finished with drawers below.


Off the foyer, beautiful glass and metal doors lead you into the office. The need for storage and organization in this room was top priority. To offset the weight of the black built-in unit, this space was designed with big windows, both interior and exterior.

The custom built-in has many unique features. Behind the display areas there are hidden cabinets that provide ample storage above. Sliding door hardware continues the theme of hidden storage. These areas were carefully designed to house everything from family albums to office overstock without sacrificing a clean look.


The goal for this space was to bring the functionality of a commercial kitchen into the residential home. Built for the hardest worker, the space feels airy, yet has enough storage for all the kitchen essentials.

The design of this space was heavily influenced by the appliance and plumbing ‘wish-list’.

The island houses an impressive 5’ sink and two dishwashers, an entertainers dream! The gas cooktop lives on the east wall alongside the stacked steam & wall ovens.

On the north wall you will find all the refrigeration appliances; 36” fridge, 24” wine cooler, and 24” freezer – all single-door integrated models. A beverage station next to the fridge breaks up the run with some counter space and additional pantry storage can be found next to the freezer.

There are some fun finishes in the space worth mentioning…

Millwork: Walnut & Matte Black Laminate Cabinets.

Ceiling Clad: Rift Cut White Oak Slats.

Wall Clad Detail: Matt Concrete Panels

Backsplash Tiles: Ann Sacks Savoy Collection.

Countertops: Silestone – a honed marbly quartz.


Living & Dinning Room Area:

To separate the two rooms in this open-concept space, we designed a fireplace chimney façade. Cladded in ‘Matt Concrete’, this material repeats throughout the house. The built-in bench below houses a steam fireplace, a/v equipment and ample storage. Some walnut floating shelves offer some personality and a place to display items the family has collected.


The walkthrough mudroom is a collective of useful and practical features: a bench seat, hooks for hanging jackets or backpacks, shoe storage, closet space, and a large utility closet.

A laundry sink, side by side washer dryer, a custom hanging rod for air drying garments and sink area, make up the laundry room.

Materials used in this space:

  • White Millwork: Slab door painted in Silver Satin.
  • Woodgrain Millwork: Tafisa Casting at First Light.
  • Countertop: Caesarstone’s Cloud Burst – a honed quartz.
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