Why am I so attracted to old fashioned English kitchens? No bells, no whistles, appropriate to the age of the building and beautiful. I’m sure someone will ask where is the fridge and the oven and what about more storage. Perhaps they are on the other side of the room out of camera shot, perhaps not. Perhaps I’m just in love with the romance of these types of kitchens and am ignoring the practicality of everyday life with a family to feed but I don’t seem to need a steam oven and a dishwasher, a cappuccino machine or a freezer drawer and drawers and drawers of gadgets. Kitchen in a Grade 1 listed almshouse in Whitechapel by Chris Dyson Architects.

Photography by Alex Jones.