Before & After: A Disjointed Cape Cod Home Is Streamlined and Synced to Its Site

Monte French Design Studio brings much-needed sleeping space to a vacation getaway with a tower addition bridged by an elevated glass hallway.

Talk about a mismatch: While the exterior of this rambling 1976 beach house on Morris Island in Cape Cod would appear to indicate soaring, spacious interiors, the opposite was true when architects Monte French and Alex Yoon took their first walk-through.

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Melissa Dalton
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Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing for Dwell since 2017. Read more of her work about design and architecture at


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