I came across an interesting find during my search for info on Kenneth Roberts – the house he built is now up for sale in Kennebunkport, ME for around only $7.95 million (I say this facetiously because I do not have this kind of money). It’s a beautiful home and you can view a slide show of the home by clicking here. I found the realty posting on Pack Maynard & Associates Realty’s website. It’s a beautiful home set in beautiful country; you really get a sense of Roberts’ appreciation for Maine country.
You can also get the sense that he wanted privacy. In the introduction to The Kenneth Roberts Reader, the editor states in a footnote (n. 2, viii) that Kenneth Roberts had a 1/2 mile long drive way. As one traveled this driveway, he was encountered with one sign that stated “DEAD END ROAD, NARROW AND DANGEROUS: PLEASE DON’T TRESPASS” (Doubleday in The Kenneth Roberts Reader, n. 2, viii) and another that stated “NOT A PUBLIC ROAD” (ibid, viii).
I hope to one day visit Maine and have the chance to see this home.