(Notice also the rosettes/medallions on the corners of the door frame. I like them and have been considering them for some of the door frames in our house)
There were only two problems--the Professor would never go for it and I really wouldn't want to light a fire every time I wanted to cook dinner. Oh, yeah, and it's expensive. But, gosh, those big old cast iron stoves are gorgeous! Here's another 1890s (British) kitchen:I could be crazy, but I grew up with a father who collected cast iron pans, pots, trivets... If it was cast iron, we owned it. I grew up cooking on 100 year old pans. I still do! So, yes, I do drool over babies like these:I might even drool over sinks like this:And I love dry sinks!*Sigh*
As it is, I love how our kitchen is turning out and I'm really going to love cooking in it. But I like to think about how the kitchen might have looked back when it was brand-spanking new.