Classic Butler’s Pantry
Found in a 1903 "cottage" designed by architect Fred L. Savage for a descendant of John Jacob Astor.
This gleaming butler’s pantry is found in a classic Bar Harbor, Maine, “cottage” designed by architect Fred L. Savage for a descendant of John Jacob Astor. Built in 1903-1904, it was one of the rare buildings to survive the terrible fire that swept through Bar Harbor in 1947. The house itself is Tudor Revival style and quite large. Today it functions as a summer rental, but back in the day it was a private summer cottage with all the amenities that went along with the wealth of the Rusticators who could afford such large mansions. This pantry, just off the formal dining room and near the kitchen retains the beautiful bright wood which, over the years has developed a golden patina. The sliding cabinet doors with multiple glass panes create a rich, and reflective surface, suggesting the china and glass contents contained behind them.