A stylish oven for a fashionable couple
A Stylish oven
We had an enquiry in May 2019 from the PA of a top british fashion designer and her Art gallery owner husband who were looking for a domestic wood-fired oven for their beautiful newly refurbished house and garden near London’s fashionable Ladbroke Grove and Portobello road.
After a discussion about available space and the base construction, the clients chose our Four Grand-Mere ‘Gourmet’ F950 chamotte oven that would sit on a reclaimed yellow London stock brick and cast concrete base built by the builders, Loveday Construction, renovating the house. On that basis, we developed a cgi of the installation showing the layout.
Fast forward several months trying to schedule the delivery and installation date that would suit the busy couple, we finally got going mid August just as the rain started!
The first challenge was getting the oven sections down some outside steps and through the house at basement level to the garden without causing any damage to newly painted walls and woodwork. With the aid of our trusty dolly truck and a series of wooden ramps, the oven was safety transported to the garden and unloaded ready for installation.
The install scheduled while the couple were back home between holiday breaks went smoothly and after a brief discussion about colour, we went ahead and applied a white cement based render to give an off white finish to the dome as a contrast to the ochre tones of the walls and pointing and grey of the cast concrete worktops.
A stylish oven with its restrained use of colour and simple classic shape looks superb against the backdrop of reclaimed brick, old York stone pavers and abundant evergreen foliage craned in over the top of the house to give the garden a mature mediterranean feel.
The husband Max is a keen cook and although he hasn’t used a wood-fired oven before, is impatient to get outside and start using it if the weather permits! With a bit of instruction from us and dry firewood from his place in the country I’m sure he’ll be fine and get the hang of doing the sunday roast in no time…..
A Stylish oven We had an enquiry in May 2019 from the PA of a top british fashion designer and her Art gallery owner husband who were looking for a domestic wood-fired oven for their beautiful newly refurbished house and garden near London’s fashionable Ladbroke Grove and Portobello road. After a discussion about available space […]