Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee. For so long I have held to hope and prayed to be released from it. Yet, I'm still a prisoner of hope.
We love everything about this window-filled corner, not to mention the view. The picture window maximizes the view, while the double-hungs give ventilation. We also love the low built-in book cases that have function as window seats.
Interesting idea for kitchen and dining room. Island with a bench seat attached for the table. Might have to do something similar in my new place to save room for chairs. Under the bench seat could be storage for rarely used items.