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10 Easy Pieces: Traditional Bridge Faucets

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10 Easy Pieces: Traditional Bridge Faucets

April 10, 2019

Since its inception at the turn of the century, the traditional bridge faucet is unchanged. With a muscular brass body that stands a few inches above the counter, the two-hole-mount bridge faucet is the first design to blend hot and cold water into a single spout. At present, the bridge faucet is the cherry on top when it comes to any Shaker and period kitchen. Here are our absolute favorites (note that for our purposes, all are of the deck-mount variety, but many are also available as a wall-mount fitting).

N.B.: Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a 10 Easy Pieces on the updated bridge faucet, a modern take on the original design.

The Perrin & Rowe Ionian Two-Hole Sink Mixer Tap 4
Above: The Perrin & Rowe Ionian Two-Hole Sink Mixer Tap 4192 (shown with crosshead handles) comes in eight different finishes, including three brass versions. It’s £368 to £501 at Just-Perrin in the UK. It’s the pick of London chef Skye Gyngell for her own kitchen designed with Plain English’s British Standard line.
The Barber Wilsons  Kitchen Mixer Bridge Faucet comes in 7 finishes and ranges from $loading=
Above: The Barber Wilsons 1010 Kitchen Mixer Bridge Faucet comes in 7 finishes and ranges from $1,552 to $2,620 (for the Inca Brass finish) available at Quality Bath.
The Newport Brass Chesterfield Bridge Faucet comes in  different finishes and starts at $loading=
Above: The Newport Brass Chesterfield Bridge Faucet comes in 27 different finishes and starts at $1,481. It’s the pick of Los Angeles architects Park McDonald and you find out why in our post 10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ Go-To Traditional Kitchen Faucets.
Favored among architects (see our post  Easy Pieces: Architects’ Go-To Traditional Kitchen Faucets), the Waterworks Easton Classic Two-Hole Bridge Faucet is available in  different finishes for $
Above: Favored among architects (see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ Go-To Traditional Kitchen Faucets), the Waterworks Easton Classic Two-Hole Bridge Faucet is available in 17 different finishes for $2,669 at Waterworks.
Similar to the Perrin & Rowe faucet featured at top but with a straighter base, the Rohl (U.47L-EB-
Above: Similar to the Perrin & Rowe faucet featured at top but with a straighter base, the Rohl (U.4719L-EB-2) Perrin & Rowe Georgian Era Bridge Faucet comes in eight finishes (including polished chrome which was featured in a Brooklyn kitchen designed by architect Elizabeth Roberts). The faucet is priced ranging from $1,317.75 to $1,845 at Faucet Direct.
The classic Lefroy Brooks Lever Kitchen Bridge Mixer (Mloading=
Above: The classic Lefroy Brooks Lever Kitchen Bridge Mixer (M1-4716) comes in four finishes. It’s also the faucet featured in a Mill Valley kitchen designed by architect Ken Linsteadt. Contact Lefroy Brooks for price and ordering information.
The Kohler HiRise Two-Hole Deck-Mount Bridge Faucet comes in Brushed Stainless ($loading=
Above: The Kohler HiRise Two-Hole Deck-Mount Bridge Faucet comes in Brushed Stainless ($1,576.65) and Polished Stainless ($1,892) from Kohler.
Working with the Perrin & Rowe Ionian Tap featured above, kitchen design company deVOL makes a special finish: the deVOL Aged Brass &#8
Above: Working with the Perrin & Rowe Ionian Tap featured above, kitchen design company deVOL makes a special finish: the deVOL Aged Brass ‘Ionian’ Tap with Crosshead Tops for £460 at deVOL. Read more about it in our post Found: The Perfectly Aged Brass Kitchen Faucet. and see it featured in the Edinburg kitchen of Nina Plummer.
Another luxe essential from Lefroy Brooks, the Cross Handle Kitchen Bridge Mixer (Cloading=
Above: Another luxe essential from Lefroy Brooks, the Cross Handle Kitchen Bridge Mixer (C1-4715/LB 1517) comes in four finishes. Contact Lefroy Brooks for price and ordering information.
With porcelain white handles, the Barber Wilsons Bridgemaster 30 Kitchen Mixer Bridge Faucet with Side Spray starts at $
Above: With porcelain white handles, the Barber Wilsons Bridgemaster 1030 Kitchen Mixer Bridge Faucet with Side Spray starts at $2,300 from Quality Bath.
The robust Kallista For Town Kitchen Faucet with Sidespray designed by Michael S Smith is available in three finishes starting at $3,745 from Kallista.
Above: The robust Kallista For Town Kitchen Faucet with Sidespray designed by Michael S Smith is available in three finishes starting at $3,745 from Kallista.

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