A few nice beautiful small kitchen design images I found:
Chateau de Miromesnil and its Walled Kitchen Garden, Normandy – September, 2017
Image by UGArdener
"Between the beaches of Dieppe and the land of the Pays de Caux, Miromesnil is a peaceful sanctuary for those awaiting bliss and calm. Rich in its literature and vegetation heritage, Miromesnil aspires dream and relaxation. Throughout the year, Miromesnil hosts various events. The castle’s elegant bed & breakfast and the charming cottages offer guests a friendly and authentic stay. Miromesnil was the birthplace of author Guy de Maupassant. Miromesnil owners, Jean-Christophe et Nathalie Romatet invite you to share their passion and discover this historical monument, its beautiful flower and vegetable garden, a true treasure of French heritage.
Alongside the castle, the vegetable garden (restored by the Countess de Vogüé, grand-mother of the current owners) remains true to its original role: livelyhood and enjoyment.
Separated by grass, each squared patch of vegetables, fresh or dried flowers contrasts sharply with the surrounding edges composed by abundant annuals, bulbs and long-lasting plants. This creates a colourful balance, which varies according to the seasons…
Built in 1590 on the remnants of an old fortified castle destroyed during the Battle of Arques, the Miromesnil castle is the testimony of four centuries of architectural history. The simple lines of the Henry IV style south façade contrast with the decorative abundance of the Louis XIII imposing north facade. Despite the succession of numerous landlords, the castle has kept its decorative aspects from the past centuries such as wooden panels from the 17th and 18th century, wrought ironwork and crown mouldings from the 19th century. The furniture (sofas, chest of drawers, wardrobes) portrays life in the castle in the 18th century. On the ground floor of one of the towers, a small room has been revamped to a 19th century style lounge, to remind visitors of the presence of the Maupassant family between 1849 and 1853.
The park is surrounded by 17th century brick walls, which protect fruit trees, rosebushes, magnolia and peonies. A 200-year old Lebanese cedar tree overlooks the park. The peculiar way the turf is trimmed reminds us of French formal gardens and their desire to thrill and overcome order over disorganisation
A beech grove, distinctive of the Pays de Caux surrounds the park. True to its 18th century design, the beech grove opens up to a vast overview. The beech grove is a historical landmark and counts about 3,000 beeches, some of them peaking at 40 meters."
‘Electric House’ at 1550 West 29th Avenue (1922)
Image by Heritage Vancouver
The ‘electric show house’, an early design by architects Townley & Matheson in 1922, who also designed the current Vancouver City Hall.
Full article transcribed by Heritage Vancouver, February 2016:
Marvels of Model Electric Home To Be Open To Public Next Week
Wednesday, October 4, 1922; Journal of Commerce, Page 1
Illustration: Handsome structure erected in Shaughnessy Heights by Messrs. Rush & Read, from designs by architects Townley & Matheson, which will be thrown open for inspection and demonstrations daily from 11 to 28.
Vancouver’s first model electric home, the initial structure of its kind to be erected in Western Canada, is now being given its finishing touches in interior decoration and furnishings, and will be thrown open for public inspection on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 11.
This beautiful home, designed along English lines, by Architects Townley & Matheson, was built by Messrs. Rush & Read, the well known local contractors and plastering experts, and is to be loaned to the Electric Service League for the purpose of demonstrating to the public of Vancouver the manifold advantages of that modern wizard–electricity–when used to reduce to an almost negligible minimum the drudgery of housekeeping.
This electrical home is to be open daily from October 11 to 28, and arrangements are being made by the Electric Service League to take parties divided into small groups, on a personally conducted tour through this beautiful residence during certain hours each day in that period.
The electric home occupies an advantageous site on 29th Avenue, just two doors off Granville street, being thus convenient of access by tram or auto from all parts of Greater Vancouver.
Arrangement have been made by officials of the Electric Service League to have an electrical expert stationed in each room of the house who for the space of five minutes, will explain to the various groups inspecting the marvels of the electrical home the particular features of the installation of that particular room. Each group will then move on to the next room for a similar explanation. It is also planned to have actual demonstrations of cooking by electricity in the wonder kitchen of this home during the hours of public inspection, while the workings of the electrical laundry equipment will also be demonstrated.
Just by way of illustrating how complete the electrical equipment of this home is, there are no fewer than 170 electrical outlets in the house, as compared with about 25 or 30 for the average home At the conclusion of the public exhibition period, the present owners, Messrs. Rush & Read, will place the house on the market for sale. Already the owners have received several tentative bids on the model home.
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