Kitchen

The kitchen is dominated by a range with hood. The range was originally for gas, but after several months was changed at Mrs Müllerová’s request for an electric model. The exceptionally large hood, attached to the dumbwaiter shaft, has a narrow shelf on its lower edge on which stood a series of white, enamelled containers for loose foodstuffs and spices, undoubtedly purchased from the Prague firm Neff. There were other storage containers for loose foods in the kitchen – others, of an aluminium pullout type, produced by the firm of Gebrüder Haarer in Frankfurt am Main, were incorporated by the kitchen furniture maker into one of the shelves.
In the wall opposite the range is the washing area. The washing table has a double sink made of sheet copper set into a table-like supporting structure made of iron, nickel-plated and on the visible side covered by enamel panels. The masonry dividing wall is partly hidden by a large, stoneware Twyfords basin and an electric boiler.
The built-in kitchen furniture consists of cupboards and shelves made of a light wood painted yellow; the work of S.B.S. Brno. The radiant colour of the furnishings is complemented by the muted colours of the remaining fittings: the dark blue linoleum covering the table and the restrained red xylolite floor.
The kitchen has two windows with extraordinarily high sills, their location confirming Loos’ opinion that while working it is not necessary to see what is happening on the street outside. In addition to the door to the pantry the kitchen also has a door onto the service stairs, which give access to the pantry, the entrance hall and the cellars, as well as to the servant’s quarters on the upper floor. Tours, however, return through the dining room and up the main stairs to the next floor.

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