This would make a beautiful kitchen/dining/living space. Phase - Window walls on east and south. Kitchen on north and east. Dining/island tall enough for extra prep space. Living room area in east end.
Love big block/brick in the kitchen. I would build this as the divider between kitchen and living room, with a cook stove on one side and a regular wood-burner on the other. The warmed stone would help keep the house warm long after fires were out.