California: Dolce Vita, Rivo Alto Style

Jack and Elaine Kirschke were nothing if not adult about adultery. He liked women and she liked men, and neither was a spoilsport. There was only one house rule for their not-quite-home on vogueish Rivo Alto Canal in Naples, California: when one party had the pad, the other stayed away.

The Kirschkes deliberately sought wider horizons for their 24-year marriage. With their son and daughter grown, they moved four years ago into a modern apartment in Naples, near the Long Beach Yacht Club, where for a time they kept a 33-ft. sloop. Both...

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