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I think (perhaps more modern day thinking) it would be good to possibly include a built-in table, with high back chairs, to separate the kitchen from the living room, rather than a wall.
There is no shortage of house plans -- starting perhaps with the Sullivan bungalow of 1890 -- in which asymmetrical function (i.e., room layout) is shoehorned (fitted neatly) into a symmetrical or nearly symmetrical building envelope. A list of such plans would include Charnley (bungalow and residence), McArthur (residence remodel and garage), Clark, Blossom, Emmond, Parker, Winslow (stable), Moore, Gerts cottage, Ross, Johnson, Walser, Westcott, Barton, and Cheney -- bringing us to 1904, the year of the Scudder project posted above. The list would go on: Brown, Hardy, Beachy, Hoyt, Fuller, Horner, Como Orchard (clubhouse and cottages), Gilmore, Stewart, Ingalls, Balch, etc, etc.
Of those listed, at least fifteen houses are planned within a rigorously symmetrical plan (like Scudder); several more are "spoiled" only by a stair, a chimney, or a small entry module. Several others are just a bit more asymmetrical and were excluded.