Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen & Topside Tavern

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Freeport, Maine

Architecture: David Matero with DayMatero studio
Lighting Design: Greg Day Lighting
Interior Design: Urban Dwellings
Structural Engineering: Casco Bay Engineering
Electrical Engineer: Bennett Engineering
Photography: Darren Setlow Photography

Originally a bath and body shop, and before that a bank, DayMatero studio transformed this contemporary two-story brick building across the street from LL Bean into a 240-seat, two-level restaurant with a children’s education center in the basement level. Obtaining historic and planning board approval, the facade was softened by a wood cantilevered deck, with a clear glass railing for people watching, new awnings, lighting and signage.

With flexibility in mind, opportunities for various dining environments exist within indoor/outdoor seating and two bars. Lighting is used to highlight and graze different materials and help create a warm tavern feeling along with the Douglas Fir ceiling and wood accent walls.