The power of two

Down­ton Abbey’s lega­cies is the new taste for sec­ondary kitchens

Country Life Every Week - - Interior Design The Inside Track - Giles Kime

amounts of stor­age. De­spite the pres­ence of enough peo­ple to field a rugby team—in­clud­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher, videog­ra­pher, make-up artist and as­sis­tants—the long-suf­fer­ing home­owner man­aged to carry on fam­ily life with her two small chil­dren and a hus­band who had been tem­po­rar­ily laid low.

The fact that she barely turned a hair is, no doubt, thanks to her sec­ond kitchen. As she looks for­ward to Christ­mas, she can be con­fi­dent in the knowl­edge that even the most ri­otous fam­ily party would fail to dis­turb the seren­ity of her sub­lime en­ter­tain­ing and cook­ing space.

A sec­ond kitchen de­signed by Martin Moore (0845 1800015; www.mar­t­in­moore.com)

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