FEB
2016
27

My Desert Island podcast feature

Listen to Kim’s feature on the “My Desert Island” podcast!

JUL
2015
01

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 McLean sent her children off in a rowboat with a sack of baubles to play with, not realizing she’d tossed the diamond in. Fortunately, the little troupe returned with the treasures, or the 451⁄2-carat stone “might have ended up at the bottom of Frenchman’s Bay…

MAR
2015
06

Curbed.com – Norumbega Carriage House

Dreamily Remodeled Gilded-Age Carriage House Asks $3.74M Curbed.com  |  by Spencer Peterson  |  March 6, 2015 “Location: Camden, MainePrice: $3,740,000By 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 house was like!” Here’s what the main estate—a Victorian built by Joseph Stearns, inventor of the duplex telegraph—looks like. In this case, the carriage house might look better, and plus, it has a tower. Owner Sam Rowse recently spoke to Zillow Blog about what the renovation involved, aside…

MAR
2015
05

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 large enough for “six or eight wagons and maybe some sleighs,” plus six or eight horses to draw them, he guessed. Who would require so much horse-drawn transportation? Joseph Stearns, inventor of the duplex telegraph (to send two wires at once), who built the 5,656-square-foot carriage house in 1890 — to go with hisNorumbega Castle, a 12-bedroom affair just a…

FEB
2015
27

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 on 4 acres, the property has 600 feet of waterfront access, a deepwater dock, and a boathouse. $2,595,000. Kim Swan, the Swan Agency/Sotheby’s International Realty, (207) 288-5818” 

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DEC
2014
29

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 Stearns, 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 New Hampshire resident was drawn to the turreted building because of “its uniqueness, its history, the work required…

DEC
2014
01

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 property at Schooner Head Road. After you pass Jackson Lab on the right, “the house is through a gated drive on the left, right before Seely Road,” says listing agent Kim Swan. The view from this 15.6-acre slice is “Frenchman Bay and looks right at…

NOV
2014
30

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 mainetoday.com at the Gala.   [Margaret Logan photo]

SEP
2014
01

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 Art, and is located at the edge of Rockland’s busy waterfront district.” [Full Article]

AUG
2013
27

Maine Home & Design – Showcase

By Rebecca Falzano | Photography Irvin SerranoA 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 family house expert, for help fixing it up. Kim gladly obliged and took her first tour under the narration of Bob Cooper, a son of the family who had lived in the house since 1956. The old Arts and Crafts house had great bones, but Kim quickly…