Designer Show House 2012
In 2012, the Kennebunkport Historical Society sponsored a Designer Show House at the former Kenneth Roberts Estate, Rocky Pastures, in Kennebunkport. This was the first time the house had ever been open to the general public.
The Kenneth Roberts Estate, or Rocky Pastures, is a sprawling stone house that 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 that was recently updated, combining old world charm with modern conveniences. The property is a stone’s throw from Kennebunkport’s picturesque Ocean Avenue. It was here that Kenneth Roberts penned his popular novels of historical fiction that earned him a 1957 Pulitzer Prize in the Special Awards and Citations category.
This Designer Show House was generously sponsored by Bella Botox, Captain Lord Mansion, The Nonantum Resort, On the Marsh Bistro, SoldonBetsy.com at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, WHOM 94.9FM, and the York County Coast Star.