So where else can you come to swoon over beautiful toilets (without a hangover being involved)!
Truly, when I was renovating my three bathrooms, I searched and searched for a retro style toilet. Most everything out there was “Victorian on steroids.” I swear – I could name ANY and EVERY toilet made in America by make and model on sight. It was really rather impressive, I was quite proud, I wanted a gold star. I ended up with a milquetoast Kohler Wellworth.
Oh what I would give for three Crane Criterions JUST LIKE THIS.
This one is available now in deabath.com’s stash. Not cheap – but Fabulous! Here’s what they have to say about this particular model:
1951 Crane Criterion Elongated Close-coupled Toilet
A rare find! Supplied with the original saddle seat, this toilet just screams modernism. This was Crane’s top-of-the-line for 1951, and was only found custom, high-end homes . 12” rough, 3” waste, will fit most newer applications.. There is a crack, it’s been repaired and it’s not visible. (bottom of tank) This one will not last!
OT08910 Crane Criterion toilet 1095.00
Oh, and when I come back to my next life — I want to be the person who names toilets. I will do a whole riff on that soon!
And how about pairing it with this late 50s Crane Diana sink: