Breezy Gulf Coast Retreat

A wood-paneled vaulted ceiling adds volume and character to the cozy den.

Despite all its nods to tradition, the house has plenty of contemporary touches. In the living room, a folding NanaWall of glass opens up to entertaining spaces for a seamless connection with a large second-floor screen porch. A rolling barn door also reflects the designer’s fresh take on familiar forms. “Kevin’s office is deliberately open, but it can be closed off when he needs to work,” Georgia explains. “The clean lines of hardware and wooden doors echo the play of old and new.”