June, 2024

June is that time of the year that you get to see if all your work over the winter and spring pays off - luckily most of the time it does. It's also my birthday month which I love because I love being a Gemini but I don't love because I'm...

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Long-time Bar Harbor restaurant to see new life as food pantry

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May, 2024

We are scrambling, as we always do in May in Maine.  Getting businesses ready, plantings done (we have to wait until later than most), making monumental decisions about the future. One such decision as I write this is hiring a Farm Manager,...

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April, 2024

April is often rainy, or stormy, or chaotic in Maine - and that’s just the weather.  It’s also stormy and chaotic balancing all of the seasonal projects that have to get done.  Things like awnings on all of the buildings, is it...

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March, 2024

March in Maine is a combination of being cold, then warm - thinking you have plenty of time to get ready for summer - then panicking that it's around the corner and realizing that you have almost made it through another Maine winter as Mother...

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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...

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Curbed.com-Norumbega Carriage House

Dreamily Remodeled Gilded-Age Carriage House Asks $3.74M Curbed.com  |  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...

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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 Zillow.com  |  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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Announcing The 2012 Eater Awards For Maine

Announcing The 2012 Eater Awards For Maine Monday, November 12, 2012, by Susan Axelrod It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, etc.—to announce the winners of the 2012 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 18 cities and the state of...

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Maine Mag – Carmen at the Danforth

By Joe Ricchio Photographs by Kristin Teig On my most recent visit to Carmen at The Danforth in Portland, there was a brief moment—while sampling some of the most tender and flavorful grilled baby flower octopus that I have ever...

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The Maine Mag – Kim Swan

By Chelsea Holden Baker Photograph by Nathan Eldridge Maverick realtor, business addict, life of the party Ask Kim Swan what she does for a living and she’ll say, “real estate.” Which is true, except that Swan may have the most...

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Maine Home & Design – Lofty Ambitions

By Candace Karu Photography Darren Setlow An innovative entrepreneur creates the perfect Portland pied-à-terre. Brick walls. Soaring ceilings. Massive dividing doors. Kim Swan’s fifth-floor apartment in Portland’s Winslow Lofts...

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