The ethereal atmosphere is probably related to the coastal environment of the house, which is also reflected in the extensive use of glass and clerestory windows. The core of the residence is the living room, opening to a spectacular double-height atrium and a wooden deck in the generous backyard. Oak floors, brick walls and skylights create a bright and attractive modern social space.
Clerestory windows are small windows installed high on the wall just below the ceiling. Often they found in the bedrooms and bathrooms of modern mid-century homes, as they provide privacy while letting in natural light. Some clerestory windows are fixed, while others open as casement windows installed vertically instead of horizontally. Some clerestory windows also slide open style.
Use of monitors ceiling designs that incorporate clerestory windows dates back many centuries. According to the University of Memphis’ Hypostyle Hall Project, a central roof 30 higher than the ceilings it soared feet flanking the columned hall of the ancient Egyptian temple of Karnak, built in the late 13th century BC, is displayed. The upper walls of the center of the room were drilled with large windows that let light into a space that otherwise would have been very dark.