to the street and waterfront facades, and two, eliminating the full-length deck in favor of a sectioned replacement that would allow light
to penetrate the lower level.
“The biggest transformation in the main part of the house,” says
Monnahan, “was putting the dormer windows in the living room to
expose the light.” Although the room had a vaulted ceiling the new
clerestories gave it a sense of spaciousness and volume that set the
tone for the entire house.
“As soon as Kelly popped in those clerestory windows, the entire
feeling changed,” says Garelick, who specializes in sourcing unusual
raw materials through her business, Plankd. With the new dormers,
the 16-foot ceiling height now extends across most of the living room,
not just at the peak as before.
The living space is made all the more inviting by the view to the
sea and the indoor-outdoor connection provided by the new mahogany decks. One, which Monnahan calls a “diving platform” because
of its oblong footprint oriented toward the water, is accessed through
French doors o; the living room. The other wraps around the house,
embracing the breakfast area/den and kitchen; doors lead from both
areas to the deck, which connects the house to the kidney-shaped pool.