I hate this layout, avoid at all costs
thin wall with two sided walkthru nice separation
table on other side of island, step down
dining room on other side of kitchen island again
dining room hidden around corner
use of FLOR tiles to define table area
like the separating wall
window helps frame the dining room. maybe we need to revisit 3 windows concept. maybe one big window like this, and then a fireplace in the far corner with little chairs
scratch what I said earlier, the repeating windows are sick. although, these are 2 foot windows, which may be a better size.
sideways format doesn't help kitchen, actually you feel more in it vs the island blocking it off.
still not my favorite, but the columns/beams do help the dining room feel separate
This is what ours will look like
table with chairs good combo
similar spacing from bar to table as our house