Bonnie and Bernie downsized to a grand old condominium a few blocks from their former house. The condo has high ceilings and beautiful moldings, and also a multitude of angles, chases, and vents. Goals included a workable kosher kitchen, an informal eating area, and room for: an extra freezer, extra fridge, a wine fridge, a washer/dryer, utility closet, and a pantry.
An additional goal was to keep the multitude of chases and vents from interfering with the flow of the space. I have numbered the chases, vents, and pipe, which were a major design challenge. #4 and #6 (a pipe) turned out to not be visual or design issues, but we needed to work around all the others.