My original plan treated the loft primarily as a storage area... hence no windows on the side facing the view. It is now or never if we want to do anything about this. For the last few weeks I had brushed off my wife's constant ooooo's and aaaah's about the view, telling her we could put in a few opening skylights that fit between the roof joists.
This shows a nearly flat top dormer... roof slope falls about a foot over 18 feet.
I have posted these photos so that my TGI engineer and structural engineer can look at this idea and tell me the best way to proceed from here.