Kitchen higher up than the living room. somewhat over looking the living room. Rustic kitchen with enviable skylight windows and a reclaimed barnwood floor (via Milled Barnwood Kitchen — Carlisle Wide Plank Floors)
I would have the couch face the view. I would also like the couch to be dark leather and more rounded than square! I chose this picture for the view and couch, but I would like a more modern/futuristic look.