Bill and Sarah Chapin | Naples, FL

Sarah Chapin with Lucky and JinxExterior View of Chapin Home

“We wanted our home to reflect the Old World, timeless elegance we experienced while vacationing in Monaco and other places in Europe. Habersham helped us do just that.”

For Florida real estate developer Bill Chapin and his wife Sarah (shown above with Lucky and Jinx), quality craftsmanship and location are integral to every project they launch. That was especially true when it came to their own residence. Nestled along Venetian Bay in Naples, FL, the 4000-square-foot home was a true labor of love for the couple.

“While we were vacationing in Europe, we fell in love with the Old World spirit that defined the villas in Monaco and other countries we visited. We wanted to bring that same timeless sense of place to our home,” explains Sarah. “We did much research and discovered Habersham. We loved the look, the fact that the line is American-made and the amazing success story of this family-owned business.”

The couple chose Habersham’s custom cabinetry designs and furnishings for many rooms in the home, including the Kitchen.

Habersham Custom Kitchen Cabinetry in Classic European Style

Responding to the client’s vision, the custom cabinetry in the kitchen calls upon Habersham’s Classic European styling. Incorporating styles and influences of southern France and northern Italy, the cabinetry is finished in Habersham’s hand-styled Huntington Studio on the exterior and Brittany on the interiors and kitchen island.

Habersham Custom Kitchen Cabinetry in Huntington Studio Exterior and Brittany Interiors and Island

The breakfast bar area features Habersham’s unique Bordeaux door style display cabinet. And, a smaller, custom-sized island provides additional prep space and a striking look with its contrasting, yet complimentary stain finish.

Habersham Custom Kitchen Cabinetry Featuring Venetian Hearth Range Hood

The range hood is Habersham’s hand-painted Venetian Hearth unit with curios on either side. Interior lighting and glass doors on the upper cabinet curios create a more formal, dramatic feeling. In the evening when the interior cabinets are lit, the kitchen exudes a warm and inviting feeling.

Gathering Room With  Habersham Belmont Library and French Country Coffee Table

“We wanted the kitchen to blend seamlessly with our gathering room and Feathers upholstery – not the usual countertops with clutter and appliances,” added Sarah. “All of the appliances are concealed by integrated panels that help maintain the Old World look and feel.”

“We wanted the flow to be casual, warm, inviting and comfortable and Habersham helped us achieve this,” Sarah adds.

Habersham Belmont Library along with French Coffee Table and Feathers Upholstery

For the gathering room, the Chapins chose Habersham’s Belmont Library System and French Coffee Table. They also selected the Belmont Wall System with Ladder for the music room. “Our piano music room is at the front of the home and we wanted it to serve as a display area for family pictures and some of our special accents,” Sarah explains. “Habersham’s wall system with ladder was perfect!”

Habersham Belmont Wall System with Ladder

The Chapins also looked to Habersham for their master suite.

Habersham Florentena Bed and Hampshire Commode

“We wanted the timeless feel and custom look to flow throughout the entire home so in the master, we used the same rich finish for the bed and furnishings that we selected for the bath’s custom cabinetry,” she adds.

Habersham Custom Bath Cabinetry Featured in Master

The Master features Habersham’s Florentina Bed, Hampshire Commode and hand-painted Oxfordshire Sideboard.

Habersham Oxfordshire Sideboard Featured in Master Suite

For the guest suite, Habersham’s Biltmore Cambridge Bed and Small Marcelle Chest complete the look.

Habersham Biltmore Cambridge Bed and Small Marcelle Chest in Guest Suite

“It was important to us to fill our home with American-made designs, which made the decision to use Habersham even easier! We are very happy with the way our home came together. We created the atmosphere we set out to accomplish,” Sarah says.

Comments

  1. Renae Dillard said:

    Sarah, We Love the look of Habersham in your new home. I would love to incorporate it into our new home also. We are looking to build a new house around the same size and have found it hard to build a luxury home with that small of square footage, which we need to downsize now and that would be perfect! Could you please share your builder or designer with me? We live in College Station, Texas and I’m looking to build an old world feel house. Our builders here don’t have the vision we need. Any plans, pictures or ideas would be greatly appreciated and most welcome.Thank you, Renae Dillard.

  2. Thank you for your inquiry — I will forward it to the Habersham offices to see if they can recommend a designer in your area to contact.

  3. Good Afternoon,

    I saw the inquiry regarding design help from Renae Dillard, of College Station, Texas.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed working closely with Habersham for over 8 years. I love the unparalleled pieces Habersham offers to create the perfect “Old World” home, as well as their ability to build the perfect custom pieces. You always get exactly what you were hoping for!

    If Ms. Dillard would would like to speak with me regarding this opportunity, I have references to give to her as well as leading her to some of my past work which can be seen on the pages of Habersham’s Catalog.

    My information can be obtained through Habersham Furniture.

    Thank you for your help with this,

    Carla Baker, Interior Designer
    Southern Design House
    Cumming, Georgia

  4. Thank you Carla — we have posted your note here.

  5. Angie said:

    Lovely, beautiful kitchen! I am just curious if this kitchen design can be replicated?
    Please email the information at your earliest convenience.
    Thanks a lot for your time.

  6. Thank you for your inquiry. One of our territory managers will be happy to talk to you about bringing a similar look and style into your home. You can either email us direct with your city, state /location so we can put you in touch –home@habersham.net . Or you can go to this link to receive details — http://www.habershamhome.com/find-a-designer-dealer/

  7. This is a beautiful home enhanced by these Habersham pieces. Habersham pieces help to create the old world aesthetic and enhance architectural elements. We love incorporating Habersham pieces whenever the opportunities present themselves. Ms. Dillard, we are located in Sugar Land and have done work in College Station and would love to incorporate these wonderful Habersham pieces into your home.

  8. EARL BOONE said:

    I HAVE AN OLD PIECE, IT IS AN INTRICATELY DESIGNED PIECE APPEARS TO BE HAND-CARVED WITH ROSE DESIGN KING-SIZE HEADBOARD I AM ATTEMPTING TO DETERMINE THE ORIGIN AND AGE CAN YOU HELP ME DETERMINE THIS IT HAS A STAMP THAT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE A BRAND WHICH READS HABERSHAM PLANTATION LAKESVILLE GA ON IT

  9. Hi Earl– thanks for your inquiry. If you happen to have a picture of the piece that you could email to Habersham’s customer service director, Creel Nickens, she can take a look at it and get back to you. Her email is creeln@habersham.net

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