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A kitchen that met the modern standards of 1913 eased the maid's work considerably. She appreciated the spacious area, with ample room for preparation and storage, adequate ventilation, and a view to the lake through three art-glass slip-head windows. Furthermore, it was easy to clean the brick-red and brown magnesite floor (made from magnesium oxide, sawdust, lime, pigment, and other materials). next page >

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