Originally Posted by Find Finn
It was made for a TV presenter "Alex Lerner" and based on the floor plan, I would say I'm right.
I think you probably are right. Sometimes they will advertise a place as having a "cozinha americana" to differentiate from a usual spartan kitchen setup and when you take a look at the place you are still underwhelmed by the kitchen. Also, in my experience, inside domestic help is integrated into the family to a far greater extent than here in the states. I have seen families take there maids out to dinner with them as just part of the normal excursion out. It wouldn't be that weird to have your maid working in a kitchen open to the rest of the house.
Your figure of 2000 a month is way on the high side though. I bet you could get a good maid in a big city like Rio or Sao paulo for 500 a month.