The original kitchen is another one of the oldest buildings on the Goodwood estate. Prior to the Civil War, it was common practice to do the cooking in an outbuilding. It kept bugs, smells and heat from cooking out of the main house. It also lessened the risk of fire to the main house. This building also became a guest house in 1912.
It used to be common for Filipino homes to have a 'dirty kitchen' outside the main house. Older houses still have them. But they're nowhere near as pretty as this one!
Same with Australian Colonial houses, but I've never seen one that was this large either, mostly they were just little lean-tos that could easily be rebuilt after they burned down!
Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia
very pretty indeed!
My grandparents had a 'summer kitchen' for doing all the canning. It had a big woodburning cookstove and a handpump right outside. Kept all the heat, steam and mess out of the house kitchen.
I love summer kitchens, wish I had one
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