If it were just me, I'd prefer a kitchen more like Tina's @ http://cherryhillcottage.typepad.com/cherryhill_cottage/ But hubby cooks as much as I do & we are usually in the kitchen together. He is a minimalist & can't stand stuff on the counter. *rolling eyes* This kitchen has charm, history, style, space & it's mega-functional....hubby & I would be very happy in it.
It's a little sparse for someone who scoffs at the "less is more" theory though so I'd add some romantic touches...the sink area really needs some dressing up. And I'd add a huge walk-in pantry w/ a vintage screen door, as well as a fireplace...with a wing-back chair nearby so that I could sit & read my cookbooks while hubby prepared dinner. (Hey...it's my dream kitchen!)
If you had asked me a week ago, what kitchen I would have if I could just blink - I Dream of Jeannie style & I would have said "hands down...this one". But after seeing BJ's feature this week, I'd be hard pressed to make up my mind.... she has posted some fabulous kitchens! Go check them out! http://sweetnothingsbj.blogspot.com/