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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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!”
The Chapins also looked to Habersham for their master suite.
“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.
The Master features Habersham’s Florentina Bed, Hampshire Commode and hand-painted Oxfordshire Sideboard.
For the guest suite, Habersham’s Biltmore Cambridge Bed and Small Marcelle Chest complete the look.
“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.