In a rustic kitchen, a huge concrete trough sink dominates the island.
In a Calistoga, California vineyard kitchen, an enormous concrete trough sink dominates one side of the island. While I don’t have measurement, the sink appears to be at least six feet long. A pair of gooseneck bridge faucets create two work areas for the sink. With a double clean-up sink with dish drawers nearby it it’s clear that this sink is designed to be used as a prep sink. I can see the custom sink working in overdrive during large gatherings and events.
The kitchen is the work of Northern California designer Erin Martin. In addition to the big sink, it boasts a raw metal custom range hood also worthy of respect. But it’s not what drew me. It was the island’s over-sized concrete trough sink with its oil-rubbed bronze faucets. The kitchen takes a contemporary direction with natural wood cabinetry with a modern, slab-door design. The smooth cabinet surfaces lack embellishments. Then there’s reclaimed flooring and a pair of antique French corbels with fruit and vegetable carvings below the metal hood. There’s an integrated espresso coffee system in a cabinet near the door. It’s an eclectic mix of old and new.
This is an outside-the-box, edgy house that blends Mediterranean and 1940s industrial styles throughout. The comfortable kitchen dining space was created by pairing a small upholstered sofa with a zinc top table. Two stools continue the industrial theme and provide portable extra seating but, let’s be honest, they look uncomfortable. Fortunately, the spacious dining room offers another option but the blend of styles creates a special atmosphere and unusual point of view.
(Source: Erin Martin Design)
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