On June 23-July 14, the Kennebunkport Historical Society will be hosting a Design Show House at Kenneth Roberts’ estate, Rocky Pastures. According to the website for the show, this is the first time the estate has been opened to the public. Various designers will be designing the rooms of Roberts’ house. The cost per person to view the estate is $20. The tickets are available through the Society, the Kennebunk /Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce and the Nonantum Resort.
If you’re up to an evening gala on the grounds of Rocky Pastures, then join the Society on Friday evening, June 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person and $60 per person for Society members. For tickets, call the Society at 967-2751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org All gala tickets must be pre-purchased (information from the Designer Show House website).
There wil also be guest speakers during the public viewing (see the Designer Show House website for dates and speakers).
All in all, this is a great opportunity for not only Kenneth Roberts fans, but history buffs as well. The house, though for sale, is currently privately owned and went through a major renovation in 2006, so the estate is in great condition and looks very much like when Roberts lived there. Though built in 1938, the house has an old-world feel to it and is located in a beautiful, wooded area near a duck pond. Visiting Rocky Pastures, then, will be like a step back in time for history buffs and an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Maine for any who appreciate natural beauty.
Take the opportunity to visit the Facebook page for the Design Show House at: https://www.facebook.com/DesignerShowHouse. And while you’re at it, join the Kenneth Roberts fan page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/76921638924/