The team for Bar Harbor’s next designer showhouse includes (from left) Kim Swan, owner of Swan Agency Sotheby's International Real Estate, contractor Jeff Young, post commander Paul Durost and Michael Rogers representing Lark Studio Landscaping and the HUB of Bar Harbor. PHOTO BY EARL BRECHLIN

Team picked for next designer showhouse

BAR HARBOR — Kim Swan, owner of Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Real Estate, has put together a team to create another designer showhouse in Bar Harbor.

Slated to open in summer of 2016, the project will revitalize the building housing the George Edwin Kirk American Legion Post on Cottage Street. The third floor of the structure will be remodeled into four bedrooms with private baths that could be used as a shelter for homeless veterans, organizers said.

The Swan Agency and Maine Home and Design magazine are co-sponsoring the project. All proceeds from tours of the finished project will benefit the Legion post.

On Aug. 8, work will begin with the ceremonial removal of a chain-link fence around the property. The lawn and open area will be developed into a mini park.

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