I like this idea of being able to work on all four sides of the stove, the pots hanging just above and the available faucet, and the computer nearby. Maybe add a computer screen just below the counter surface with a glass top so you can see your recipes just a bit easier!
Looking for design inspiration? Check out Tuscan Kitchens from Linda Adams in HGTV's Designers' Portfolio 980.
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