A historic stone mansion kitchen has exposed brick walls, stone floor, and a big black La Cornue. Wow.
The charm of a stone mansion kitchen cannot be understated. Even at 16 x 14-feet, the kitchen at Maus Park, a stately historic home near Toronto, is impressive. Built from local Canadian stone in the 1850s, and owned by an antique dealer, it has a definite Franco-rustic, air. Oil paintings in gilded frames flank the range’s stainless back guard which supports a pot filler faucet and matching Viking hood. More charm is ladled on by marble-topped country cabinets (notice open storage below the drawer on the left). Gobs of accessories (note the stainless storage rack over the painting on the right), and a starched towel may betray an overzealous stylist however there are real features here, plus a super mix of antique and new.
The tin kitchen ceiling is original to the house although the island was remade to echo the original wainscoting. A Pottery Barn pot rack hangs over the island which also has a stainless steel farm sink. Installing a plate rack (between the doors) while preserving the natural stone wall in back is a perfect touch here.
In the elegant pantry, a butler’s tray holds a coffee pot, cups and other table accessories.
Tour the entire Canadian Stone Mansion.
(Source: Country Living; mauspark.com)
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This is one of those times when “oh wow!” is not an overstatement.