Breezy Gulf Coast Retreat

The Kabats filled their home with paintings by local artists. An abstract Gulf Coast landscape by Sherry Sandquist occupies a prominent spot in their gracious living room.

Inside and out, the choice of materials and the language of the details are engaging with a pleasing mix of rustic and modern elements. White oak floors, substantial crown molding, and the accents of Old Chicago brick that animate an outdoor fireplace on the downstairs porch, archways in the kitchen, and a wall in the master bedroom instill this new home with a patina of age.