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Housewares, Sliced and Diced

Not everyone wants his own beer-making machinery. But true kitchen lovers will find much to covet in design ideas inspired by the range of kitchens in these pages.


The Rustic

Vintage Stoves by Stevan Thomas, $6,500
For a little retro flair, Thomas restores vintage stoves to workable condition. This 1952 Wedgewood Lowback has 12,000-BTU top burners, a center griddle, and a warming compartment. (At

Sanyo, $95
This mini digital oven packs extra punch for its size—it goes to 470 degrees and toasts up to four slices of bread or a ten-inch pizza. (At Zabar’s, 2245 Broadway, at 80th St.; 212-787-2000.)

Caldrea, $30
This elegant pearwood and goat-hair cleaning brush is compact enough for tight spaces. (At Gracious Home, 1220 Third Ave., at 70th St.; 212-517-6300.)

Waterworks, $5,295
Made in northern France, this roomy farmhouse sink is 100 percent hand-hammered copper. For a true rustic look, the color changes subtly depending on the water used. (At 225 E. 57th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-371-9266.)

Big Chill, $2,500
Rounded edges and an assortment of eye-popping colors give this fridge a cheery country feel. Automatic moisture control, ample freezer space, and all the interior compartments you could want. (At

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