Bar Harbor South Lake Union, Seattle, WA Hospitality
Bringing a bi-coastal restaurant to life in South Lake Union, Bar Harbor opened on September 6th conveying the flavors and traditions of Maine seafood for a Seattle palette.
The design for Bar Harbor was inspired by the overall concept of transporting the Atlantic Northeast to the Pacific Northwest. The design takes inspiration from New England coastal eateries, using natural wood, hand painted elements and nautical details to recall the characteristics of a Maine lobster shack experience reinterpreted for a contemporary northwest context. The layout of the main space features an open kitchen and full bar, with an open plan that faces into the large communal area of the 400 Fairview market hall.
BarHarbor also features a satellite space at the south end of the market hall that serves drink and food to the expansive back deck area. The owner, Ben Hodgetts, personally applied many of the finishes himself such as the painted shingles and bar front as a 'labor of love'.
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT Justin Lapriore
PROJECT Bar Harbor
PROJECT TEAM George Maroussis, Michelle Linden
GENERAL CONTRACTOR Seattle Construction Resources
DATE OF COMPLETION 2016