" I had the great pleasure of meeting Rhea and her design partner Steve Schappacher on Shelter Island near New York when I shot their beach house for a book on coastal architecture. Steve Schappacher is the architect of the duo; a design genius who can see possibilities where the rest of us see run-down wrecks. Rhea White is the interior designer of the family; a woman who can style a house like no one – and I mean NO ONE – I've ever met!"
Janelle McCulloch. A Library of Design

SchappacherWhite is an architectural and interior design firm founded by Steve Schappacher and Rhea White. Their experience includes the diversity of realizing solutions for complex building projects, historic preservation, to detailed interiors and furnishings for commercial properties, as well as a number of single family homes and residential interiors. Often this work includes custom designed furniture, fixtures and lighting for the client's specific needs.

Both their spatial solutions and product design have received the international recognition of awards, patents, exhibits and critical acknowledgements. This multidisciplinary expertise is applied seamlessly to all levels of a project to develop creative, cost effective solutions within financial and time constraints that respond genuinely to the particular requirements of each client and site.

The range of their practice is intentional. The harmony derives not from style or trends, but from a process where all parts of their work continue to enlighten the other. SchappacherWhite strives to create appropriate and intelligent design by finding meaning in the diversity.

Service Provided
Architecture, renovations & interiors

Certification and Awards
2011 AIA Peconic Award
2010 AIA Long Island Archi Award
Interior Design Magazine Top Interior Design Firms, Kitchen and Bath Leader.
Member of American Institute of Architects: Steve Schappacher
Contact: Steve Schappacher, AIA
Location: 59 Tuthill Drive, PO Box 174
Shelter Island, NY 11964
Commented: fireplace It is a Rumford fireplace, soapstone interior, 4'.
October 11, 2014 in Photo Questions  
Commented: Love the towel racks above the toilet, where can they be purchased? Hi. Custom fabricated by Gunnar Design who also made the bathtub enclosure. You can find information on Gunnar here at Houzz.
October 4, 2014 in Photo Questions  
Commented: love the rug! what size and where do I get it? The supplier no longer fabricates this rug. Try IKEA, they have an affordable black and white stripe in a couple sizes.
October 1, 2014 in Photo Questions  
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