A Dying Breed: a ‘Cottage’ in Bar Harbor, Maine

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Local News | Comments Off on A Dying Breed: a ‘Cottage’ in Bar Harbor, Maine

A grand Mediterranean-style villa on the shores of Maine’s Frenchman Bay is a rare throwback to over a century ago, when moneyed visitors like Joseph Pulitzer and George Vanderbilt built lavish summer estates, and wealthy families gathered for summers filled with garden and dinner parties, balls and concerts.

Built between 1905 to 1910 for Standard Oil heiress and philanthropist Kate Ladd and her yachtsman husband Walter Ladd, the Chateau-style property is about 15,000 square feet, according to the National Register of Historic…

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