Kitchen


Kitchen Area I

Floorplan featuring Kitchen Area I

 

"A kitchen that's in love with my wife...Every eye-delighting surface in this all-electric kitchen can be wiped clean in seconds. A textured pattern of Formica laminate - mingling the white of the vinyl flooring with the freshest of spring greens - covers cabinets of new design by Yorktowne...The slim Frigidaire refrigerator-freezer at far right actually has a roomy 19-cubic-foot interior. Stainless sink next to dishwasher includes a disposer."

-SOURCE: Souvenir Book, p. 21

Not to mention the juicer. There are several things here that will prove to be quite popular in coming years, including the double stainless steel sink with built-in disposal, the dish sprayer, the well placed built-in dishwasher, the refrigerator nook, and the plentiful cabinets both below and above the work areas. Note also the good over-sink lighting as well as the nice three-unit Andersen thermopane window opening onto the patio and back yard.

Kitchen Area I


Kitchen Area II

Floorplan featuring Kitchen Area II

 

"Double electric ovens by Frigidaire are set in storage wall at convenient height. Smaller one is electronic - a glimpse into the future. Doors glide upward and cutting-board pulls out."

-SOURCE: Souvenir Book, p. 33

Note the aluminum exhaust hood, the sliding-door spice cabinet, the chemistry-lab type sink with swan neck spout and wide handle faucets, and the built in double ovens. We had a Frigidaire range like the one pictured, except the burners were where the cutting board is shown here. The oven doors lifted up like on a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gull wing. I don't think we ever got the electronic oven features to work, and the electric burners were nearly impossible to heat with accurately. Still, it looked good.

Kitchen Area II


Kitchen Area III

Floorplan featuring Kitchen Area III

 

This gets a bit confusing, so let's get oriented by standing in kitchen area III and looking back at area I. The sliding yellow panels serve to separate the eating area from the rest of the kitchen. (This and other tiny decorating variances indicate that this series may have been photographed in two different houses.)

Now we'll swing around to where the refrigerator is and look back at area III, where we see that it has a kitchen office and a built in charcoal grill!

-SOURCE: Souvenir Book, p. 53

Kitchen Area III

"The compact office, tucked into an out-of-the-way corner of the kitchen, takes no more space than a pantry closet but controls the entire house. Here menus are planned, groceries ordered, bills and files kept orderly. With the house-wide Miami-Carey intercom system, it's possible to answer the front door or speak to members of the family in any of the various rooms without leaving this desk."

-SOURCE: Souvenir Book, p. 23

The door just barely visible in the extreme left of the picture leads out onto the patio. The doorway in the center of the picture leads into the family room.

Kitchen Area III

Closeup of the breakfast area. Note the Eames-like chairs and the fully extended sliding screen. The table has been set with "World's Fair" Melmac quality melamine dinnerware.

-SOURCE: Souvenir Book, p. 23

Kitchen Area III

 

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