The Kennebunkport Historical Society will be sponsoring a Designer Show House at Rocky Pastures, the former Kenneth Roberts estate in Kennebunkport, from June 22 through July 14, 2012. The house is currently for sale and has been recently updated combining classic features with modern conveniences. All proceeds from the three-week event will benefit preservation projects at the Kennebunkport Historical Society which is celebrating its 60th anniversary year.
The Society is fortunate to be working with fourteen leading designers from Boston to Portland and with many from our local communities. It is also honored to have the talented designer Denise Rubin of On the Marsh restaurant as our honorary chairman of the event.
Rocky Pastures, a sprawling stone house, was built for Kenneth Roberts in 1938 by the architect Frazier Forman Peters of Westport, CT. Set in rolling meadows and wooded areas with ancient stone walls, Rocky Pastures is a 6,000 square foot house with 12 rooms. Set on 23 acres, the property is a stone’s throw from Kennebunkport’s picturesque Ocean Avenue. It was here, at Rocky Pastures, that Kenneth Roberts penned his popular novels of historical fiction that earned him a 1957 Pulitzer Prize.
This will be a unique opportunity for visitors to Kennebunkport to see the inside of one of the area’s most prestigious estates. It is located only a short drive from the Captain Lord Mansion. The Captain Lord Mansion is a major sponsor of the Kennebunkport Historical Society Designer Show House. Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield