Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse
at La Rochelle

Bar Harbor Historical Society
Photographed by Benjamin Williamson.

We are delighted to announce Maine Homes by Down East has joined Swan Hospitality Group in sponsoring the 2019 Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse at La Rochelle! Sixteen designers have transformed nine rooms in the 1902 La Rochelle mansion — recently purchased by the Bar Harbor Historical Society — as well as its sunken garden, to stunning effect.

The showhouse will be open to the public through October 13. Tickets are $20.

Beatrix Farrand Garden
Robert Krieg & Mike Rogers, LARK Studio
Melissa Frost, Frost Farms

Reception Room
Loi Thai, Tone on Tone

Flower Room
Leah Lippmann, Knickerbocker Group

Powder Room
Annie Kiladjian, Annie K Designs
Larry Stoddard, Distinctive Tile and Design

Dining Room
Betsy Barmat Stires, Frog Hill Designs

Glassed-In Porch
Terri Scott and Gregg Scott, FAIA

George B. Dorr Library
Augusto Rosa & Kay Stevens-Rosa, A4 Architects

Living Room
Brett Johnson, Maine Street Design

Dog Room
Tyler Karu, Tyler Karu Design + Interiors
Candace Karu

Anne Reiter, Wallace Interiors

Courtesy of the Bar Harbor Historical Society.

Maine Homes by Down East is an event sponsor.


  1. Rita Molyneaux

    How can we get tickets to see the house? We will be visiting Bar Harbor and would probably like to visit on Sunday, September 15. Do we need to purchase tickets ahead of time or can we buy them at the site?

    • Abby Hilt

      Hi Rita! You can purchase tickets at the Designer Showhouse when you arrive. We hope you enjoy your visit!

  2. Jon Cystal

    What is your physical address to put in my GPS?

    • Abby Hilt

      Hi Jon, the showhouse is located at 127 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609.

  3. Edwin Peterson

    What are the hours that you are open each day

  4. Alicia

    What are the hours?

    • Abby Hilt

      Hi Alicia! The showhouse is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  5. Kate

    The ad in Downeast says you will be opdn until the 20th of October. Which date is correct? Thank you!

    • Abby Hilt

      Sorry, Kate. October 20 was a misprint. The showhouse ended on October 13.

  6. Elaine M Duncan

    Is the designer Showhouse open in 2021?

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