A House­wife’s Kitchen, 1931

Decade of tran­si­tion: the eat-in kitchen with wall cab­i­nets and lively col­ors; ice­box in the back hall.

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Many bar-cart de­signs are over-em­bel­lished or in­dus­tri­ally stream­lined; this iron tray

cart on wheels with dis­tressed red paint has old-fash­ioned util­ity. By Park De­signs through on­line re­tail­ers; $137.95 from ev­ery­thing­prim­i­tives.com Sig­na­ture Hard­ware has this ver­sa­tile 42" enam­eled cast-iron wall sink with in­te­gral fluted drain­board. Dis­posal flange and back­splash-mount faucet sold sep­a­rately. $995.95. sig­na­ture­hard­ware.com The old-fash­ioned

bean pot is a kitchen stal­wart. The stoneware bean pot (shown in Truf­fle) is from Le Creuset’s Her­itage line. Safe to 500°, 4.5 qt., about $160 through on­line re­tail­ers. lecreuset.com Brick-pat­tern linoleum, wildly pop­u­lar for decades, is no longer made. So how about real ½" thin-cut sal­vaged brick floor­ing that in­stalls like ce­ramic tile us­ing thin-set? Price is $6 per square foot, from Vin­tage Brick. brick­sal­vage.com

Cab­i­nets are painted in green and cream with a red ac­cent, a pop­u­lar scheme through the mid-1940s. The bun­ga­low break­fast nook tucks into an arched niche.

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