Renee Clary designed a massive sunken nautilus shell-shaped outdoor
shower that shimmers with an iridescent, sinuous sea glass tile design.
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FIVE LEVELS HIGH
After exploring the pool area, head inside, where five levels
await. One of the owner’s few specifications was that the
house be kept at less than 4,000 square feet. With so many
levels and nooks and crannies, the residence seems much,
Bratt also insisted the house be designed for a plus-one.
“He meant he wanted the house to be one better than
anything we had done before,” Renee said.
Up to that time, Clary Construction had stopped at four levels
when building, so that is how five levels came to be. Visitors
can opt to wind up and down the handsome wire brushed
white oak staircases or just take the state-of-the-art elevator,
its shaft accented by old Cuban bricks.
On the fifth level is the master suite, its private balcony a
generous crow’s nest to survey far off to sea.
“We think it’s the highest deck in a private residence in the
area,” Charles said.
The master bath, neither huge nor showy, exudes elegant
“It’s all about simplicity,” Renee said.
The toilet, however, is anything but simple, for this state-ofthe
art fixture boasts a sensor that opens the lid automatically,
Five perfectly matched palms, each
anchored by a square of blue glass
stones, are facsimile palm trees that
will remain forever green, forever
perfect, with nary an errant frond to
sully the scene.