Here I propose my design for your kitchen redesign. This is a mediteranian style kitchen as you mentioned that you like this style, and I think it could be match with your house's facade.
The layout plan not much different from the existing conditions, I suggested to maximize all the space by make the cabinets up to the ceiling.
The material of the kitchen are :
1. Top table : marble
2. Cabinets : plywood finish melamin (to make natural wooden look for its concept is mediteranian)
I enclosed layout plan and sections to see the dimensions for detail. Hope this design help you. Thank you.