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A bathroom with a double vanity to thwart morning fights over the sink

A double vanity, like this one—featuring Lefroy Brooks hardware, custom grey stained white-oak vanity mill work and Calacatta Gold countertops—at 235 West 75th Street (on the market for $4.95 million) may help contribute to marital accord.

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The trouble with most New York City bathrooms (besides their typically small size) is the single sink that all but forces those sharing the space to wrestle for a spot at which to wash, brush, primp and preen. To the rescue: the double vanity, a brilliant addition to any bathroom and one fixture that may just pave the way to a more peaceful start to the day. Here, five prime examples.

The master bathroom of this three-bedroom penthouse at 87 Leonard Street (listed for $10.75 million) includes two custom vanities with nickel-plated hardware, plus a freestanding soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed toilet.

At 15 Union Square West, a two-bedroom penthouse condo (priced at $5.295 million) boasts a 17-foot-wide bathroom with translucent double vanity sinks adorned with Shagreen panels, Sherle Wagner fixtures, and Pietra Bedonia sandstone countertops.

This master bath at this 37 East 12th Street penthouse is couple-ready, thanks to a double washstand countertop that complements the freestanding Lefroy Brooks soaking tub with polished metal enclosure, separate water closet, and stall with rain shower.

In a three-bedroom loft at 704 Broadway (for rent at $23,000/month), a spa-like en-suite includes limestone tiles, a walk-in shower with a rain showerhead multiple jets, a separate sunken tub, and—of course—double vanity sinks.

 

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