The amazing view of this Sierra Lake was lost in this kitchen because of the many walled off rooms. We removed the interior walls, added glass to the exterior walls overlooking the lake and placed the kitchen opposite. When everyone gets together for large family events, there is need for several areas of seating, so we designed a combination of options. Windows wrap around a breakfast nook table, bringing in morning sun filtered through the trees. A second island, incorporating a structural post, holds the coffee maker and under cabinet refrigerator on one side and a banquet on the other. The raised counter can seat more guests and is located handily near the wine cooler. The whole space now has a fantastic view inside and out.