Full height cabinetry allows for easy concealment of brooms/mops/vacuum cleaner. Having the washer and dryer separated creates more benchspace in an already tight area. Perhaps framing the dryer with cabinetry would create a more streamlined look.
I like the fasteners on this one - very modern. CP in this house the sliding "barn doors" hide the laundry because it is in the kitchen, but isn't this a great way to "hide" your laundry in general (while still allowing great access to it)