Barbecuing a whole turkey, truly massive slabs of steak, a pot of unknown simmering goodness, and a bakery's worth of bread [?]—all I can say is that those five people better be pretty hungry. Unconvincingly holding a roasting fork, the grill-mistress seems unperturbed about the prospect of a heroic quantity of leftovers. Even though this 1974 scenario predates the advent of the fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, I question the decision to locate the grill on the far side of the swimming pool; you'd need a shopping cart to make the trek from the house with all that food.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.