As for the storied Coast Guard board, that hidden treasure that started it all? Murphy had it turned into a coffee tray that
now rests in its own place of honor atop an oversize ottoman in the living room. “This house can sleep up to 17 people, so
the homeowners always have guests,” Murphy says. “And that piece always sparks a conversation. There’s something special about
saving forgotten things and giving them a second chance.”
The living room chairs are from Crate & Barrel. Brooklyn carpenter David Siegel (917/776-6952) turned a Coast Guard sign into a tray.