Love big block/brick in the kitchen. I would build this as the divider between kitchen and living room, with a cook stove on one side and a regular wood-burner on the other. The warmed stone would help keep the house warm long after fires were out.
An earth friendly kitchen in stone, wood and tile. The stone wall in this rustic kitchen is highlighted by salvaged wood beams and white tile. Floor made from flagstone and reclaimed hemlock wood mirrors the stone wall panel and timber ceiling.