The kitchen. C.M. Collins photographer.

Stucco (Evening Star 19 July 1927): ‘KITCHEN. To the average housewife condemned to spend many hours of each day in a kitchenette, the kitchen in this palatial home would surely be a place of sheer wonderment, and the general arrangements something to marvel at for the rest of her life. As elsewhere, everything has been planned with the object of lessening domestic drudgery – in fact, one could almost claim that it has been conceived with the avowed intention of making life about as blissful a thing as it could ever possibly be. The old coal range has been banned, and in its place are gas and electric coolers. Fama flooring covers the sink tops. There are two sinks, one for washing the dishes and the other for rinsing them. There is a special swivel-nozzle tap that can he turned on in either sink, and the hot and cold water can be mixed before coming in contact with the dishes. The tap is made in Dunedin. There in a hot rail for drying towels, there being a similar contrivance in the bathroom. The beaded edge tiles protrude about a quarter of an inch from the wall over the sink top. The tiles can thus be kept clean without difficulty, while the operation does not soil the walls. There is a glass-fronted cupboard with leadlight panels and sliding doors, as well as several other store cupboards. At the back of one of them is the chute for dirty clothes. This runs from the bedrooms, bathroom, down through the kitchen to the laundry in the basement.

Stucco (Evening Star 26 July 1927): ‘Following are particulars that have been supplied of the painting and glazing work at Mr Ambrose Hudson’s house, Tweed street. Mr S. F. Aburn was the contractor … Kitchen and pantry : Walls and ceilings finished with flexoline white enamel; doors and skirtings oiled and flat varnished.’

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