abendruh. bar harbor, maine
Renovation and updating of this historic seasonal cottage (ca. 1865) in Bar Harbor presented many challenges in crafting new components onto and into this classically understated shingled beauty.
Creative solutions included lifting the house in place, excavating 8’ down and “installing” a new cast-in-place concrete foundation; replacing all windows; new roof and siding; and rebuilding the wrap-around front porch and rear deck/canopy.
“New” features included total gutting of the ell and building a new kitchen, dining and laundry room on the first floor. The second floor required a re-build of the old bathroom into a comfortable new bath with modern amenities like a walk-in tiled shower while maintaining the original claw-foot tub and original porcelain sink.
The owners insisted on maintaining/re-building the old outdoor shower at the rear deck. Builder Kyle Duckworth crafted the new shower enclosure with sensitivity and skill (as he did throughout this beloved home!).
In short, this project was a real gem.