the texture and veining of the Carrara
marble subway tiles play off the color and
staining in the salvaged antique sinks.
neighbors. While touring one of Sage’s working projects, Shuler stumbled upon the
centerpieces for his dream bath — two perfectly worn marble sinks from the same era
as their home.
“The character of them is what really adds
the atmosphere,” says Jonathan Kantar, who
works to salvage as many materials as possible
from his projects.
Rather than a vanity, which would distract from the hefty 36-by-22-inch basins, the
marble sinks were mounted to steel supports in
the wall and held up by heavy-duty boat brackets. Finding the precise height for the sinks was
an example of the art of compromise as Shuler
and Klassman had considered mounting them
at different levels before finally agreeing on 37
inches above the floor.
The couple selected Carrara marble subway tiles for the walls to mimic the natural
color gradation of the sinks, while slate floors
provide a timeless, earthy balance. To add a
touch of drama, they opted to extend the marble tile to the ceiling of the shower.
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