One of the things I'm in search of for the new house is a kitchen island or something that can be transformed into a kitchen island. I haven't had much luck. I don't think a readily available wood island cart would work because the cabinet style would be different and I think stand out too much. I was thinking of a butcher block island but they are very expensive. I was looking at some stainless steel islands, which I like but I don't think they are pretty enough in a room that will been seen from the front door to the back door.
Then I came across this from Crate and Barrel: