We can talk to Geoff and/or your contractor about ways to hide components. I have done something similar to this with one client. By putting a hinge, fold-out door, you can hide components and open when in use.
I like the color/stain combo used on this piece. Think it would be my answer to my secretary desk. Also like the actual Console idea for a future DIY Project! Thrifted Dresser to TV Stand/Buffet/Entryway Table