was flipping through Modern Home Trendir 2010 & I saw a pic of this couple’s kitchen here in SA… and its exactly what I had in mind! Notice the stove built into the island in the middle. And of course what really got me was how the work bench flows right out onto the patio. They have bi-fold doors on both sides as their wall & where the window is they have extended the work bench to bring it outside with bi-fold windows to close it off. I love it…what a great way for (me) in the kitchen still being able to be a part of whats going on be it inside or outside!