Maine Home & Design-The Remains of the Day

“The Remains of the Day” By Sarah Stebbins  |  July 2015 In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the glitterati gathered in Bar Harbor—Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, Carnegies, Morgans, Fords, and Astors. The families traveled from cities in the summer to “rusticate” with their yachts, Thoroughbreds, and fashionable friends. One year, Hope Diamond owner Evalyn Walsh

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Dreamily Remodeled Gilded-Age Carriage House Asks $3.74M  |  by Spencer Peterson  |  March 6, 2015 “Location: Camden, Maine Price: $3,740,000 By now, the former-carriage-house-as-modern-mansion is a common enough trope in high-end real estate coverage, inevitably followed by a sentiment along the lines of “if this is the carriage house, think about what the main

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Zillow House of the Week – Norumbega Carriage House

House of the Week: A Carriage House Built for a Castle in Maine  |  by Melissa Allison  |  March 5, 2015 “Sam Rowse isn’t sure how many carriages used to fit in the house where he now lives. The space is large enough for “six or eight wagons and maybe some sleighs,” plus six

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The Week – Felsted

Best Properties on the Market  |  This Week: Homes with cinematic history  |   “Deer Isle, Maine Built in 1896, this six-bedroom house was featured in the Mel Gibson film Man Without a Face. The shingle-style cottage by architect William R. Emerson has multiple fireplaces, a sunroom, and west- facing views throughout the home. Set

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Soundings Online – Norumbega Carriage House

“Once a carriage house, it’s now a castle” By Mary R. Drake  |  December 29, 2014  |   While looking for a home on Maine’s premier sailing waters Sam Rowse discovered the Carriage House, a run-down stone castle-like structure in Camden. The house was constructed as an accessory building for Norumbega, the estate of Joseph

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Portland Magazine – High Society

By Colin W. Sargent – December 2015 Bar Harbor Bonanza: $6.75 – 120 Schooner Head Road The secret back passage to Acadia National Park is whispered among locals because “that’s the way you can reach Sand Beach without having to pay.” For those of us who can’t afford to go free, it’s hard to beat this

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Maine Center for Creativity Gala

Portland Press Herald – Society Notebook The Maine Center for Creativity honored The Jackson Laboratory and The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing on November 15, 2014 in Portland.  Kim Swan is joined by colleague Christine Pemberton, left, and Rob Gould of at the Gala. [Margaret Logan photo]

Maine Magazine – Stay the Night

Maine Magazine, September 2014  |  Stay the Night  |   “Captain Lindsey House Inn  –  Rockland  – Impeccably decorated rooms pay tribute to the history of the building (like several other notable inns, this was once a sea captain’s home) without sacrificing style. The boutique inn has its own art gallery, curated by Gleason Fine

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Maine Home & Design – Showcase

  By Rebecca Falzano | Photography Irvin Serrano A look at Mount Desert Island’s first-ever designer showhouse In December 2012 Kim Swan, president of the Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty, got a call from her father, Cary Swan. He was purchasing the house next door to his on Wayman Lane in Bar Harbor and asked Kim, the

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Maine Designers Update Historic Home

BAR HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)– An historic home in Bar Harbor got an upgrade from some Maine designers looking to show their stuff to support cancer research. Brightholme, located at 18 Wayman Lane near downtown Bar Harbor, used to be the home of Jackson Lab founder C. C. Little in the 1920’s. With the help of

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