Big single-bowl sinks – the bigger the better – have been the dominant choice over the past few years since they easily accommodate large items like oven racks and roasting pans. But a double bowl kitchen sink is a two ‘fer. When it has a singular value that only salvage or a vintage look can provide, it easily can become the focal point of a kitchen. The double cast-iron integral backsplash beauty [top] spent quite some time in a Vermont barn before the owner of a 19th century cape home asked Pi Smith of Smith & Vansant to redo her entire house. Local Danby marble provided the backdrop for the sink and continues on the wall behind the adjacent range. The bridge faucet is from Rohl’s Italian Country Kitchen range.
French designer Jean-Loup Daraux used a very similar wall-mounted bridge with a double bowl marble kitchen marble sink in a country-house. Actually three pieces worked together impeccably, this sink consists of round integral double basins (note the old fashioned rubber plugs) with a fluted apron. That is mounted under a marble counter with elaborate ogee edge that adds gorgeous details. Rather than mount the brass faucet directly into the plaster wall, a scrolling marble backsplash with matching ogee edge detailing was set against the wall under the window to create an elaborate version of a vintage farm house sink.
(Source: smithandvansant, amyhowarddaily)
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