Author Kenneth Robert’s Inspirational Kennebunkport Estate – Own a Piece of History

If you’re an American historical fiction buff, especially with an interest in New England, then you’ve surely read Kenneth Roberts. Starting as a journalist with The Saturday Evening Post, Mr. Roberts became a popular writer of historical fiction including Arundel, Rabble in Arms, Northwest Passage and Oliver Wiswell. In 1957, two months before his death, Roberts received a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation “for his historical novels which have long contributed to the creation of greater interest in our early American history.”

Born in Kennebunk, Maine, Mr. Roberts commissioned this distinctive estate, Rocky Pasture, to be built in 1938 in Kennebunkport. The pastoral 24± acre setting, with additional land available, offers a wonderful tract of unbroken land and includes access to a peaceful 6+ acre lily pond and a mature oak tree forest frequented by white-tailed deer and other wildlife. With such surroundings, like Kenneth Roberts, you’re bound to find the author in you.

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Photograph By Jeffrey Stevensen
Rocky Pasture, Kennebunkport

Coming into the primary 5,079± square-foot stone mansion, the recent updates and renovations are apparent. Custom millwork and moldings, unique tile and hardwood floors, tasteful wallpaper and interior decorating are all featured as you make your way through the sun-filled five bedrooms and four and one-half baths. Three stone terraces, many windows and a wonderful balcony offer glimpses of the cloistered gardens, surrounding woodlands, and meadows. An additional stone cottage of 2,600± square feet provides an excellent opportunity for a private au pair, a guest residence, studio or office.

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Stately stonewalls and terrace
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Living Room with double glass doors to terrace
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Peaceful 6+ acre lily pond

Offering absolute privacy and seclusion, this estate is located in the heart of one of Maine’s most spectacular seaside communities. The historic seafaring village of Kennebunkport has been a popular summer and vacation community for generations. Defining “walkability,” the village entertainment venues feature popular restaurants, art galleries, merchant offerings, marinas, golf and tennis facilities, and access to Maine’s finest fishing and beaches. The Kennebunks continue as a repository of beautiful architecture of sea captain’s homes and fine hospitality, defining a New England village lifestyle convenient to the business, cultural and seafaring offerings of the area. Come experience the colorful character and vibrant charm of Kennebunkport, “The Place to be All Year.”

For more information about this property, please contact John Saint-Amour at jsaint-amour@landvest.com or Karen N. Reiche at kreiche@landvest.com.

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