I have a dream, the dream of a beautiful home in the country, a warm kitchen, and a traditional AGA-style range. A handful of times in my life, I've been lucky enough to spend time in homes like this, and it's always a pleasure. Cast iron, heat-storage stoves can keep an entire home toasty—and look beautiful to boot. And though they occasionally suffer from a "twee" image, I'm here to show you that traditional ranges can look great in modern homes, too.
In an English kitchen available through Light Locations, above, a white wood-burning stove works perfectly with the white tiles, walls, and island top.
A gleaming black range looks chic in a modern, all-white space, as in this kitchen featured on woonblog.
An AGA-style stove in a country-style kitchen is nothing new, but this room from SHOOTFACTORY is a modern version of the look. Textured wood, subway tile, and marble give the eye lots of room to roam.
Still textured but in a more pared-back way, this kitchen designed by Blakes London uses a white enamel oven to offset the plywood cabinets.
This matte grey kitchen by Marc Merckx is as minimal as it is beautiful; the black oven is the space's showstopper.