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Address: Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
Description: Elaborately styled 19th-century house at Kennebunkport Landing.

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Beautiful House

This is just a drive by and look house, because it is occupied but it was beautiful and we did stop and take pictures

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Halmstad
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144 reviews 144 reviews
50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It is a sweet legend about the house that a sea captain had done the carpentry work because he couldn´t take his bride on a proper honeymoon. It only takes a few minutes to stop the car and have a look and perhaps take a picture.

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Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is just a drive by and look house, because it is occupied but it was beautiful and we did stop and take pictures

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Portland, Maine
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The house was originally built as a traditional Federal style house. An owner was apparently very happy that his daughter actually got married and had the wedding cake decorations added. This is a private residence and no tours are allowed. You can park in the street and look at it from there and have your picture taken in front of... More 

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Newington, Ct
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It is really a sight to see...i'm sure you have never quite seen a house like this; it originally dates back around 100 yrs ago. the owner is now 88 yrs old and as charismatic as they come. It was just by chance that we met him...but just looking at the house is worth it. It was actually one our... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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157 reviews 157 reviews
33 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stumbled across the Wedding Cake House en route to Kennebunkport, and I hopped out of the car to take a picture of the beautiful home. A gentleman was getting out of a car in the driveway, and invited us in for a tour! He introduced himself as Jimmy Barker, and met us at the front door. The entryway has... More 

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Malden, MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This house is a sterling example of what happens when skilled craftsmen have carving tools and too much time on their hands. However, as you can drive on by for free, it's worth taking a look.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It was the strange name "Wedding Cake House" listed in a tour guide that began our search. We found it, read the historic back story. It does kind of resemble a wedding cake - gaudy but it could pass. But it was only worth a drive-by for us. There were too many other places to see.

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

You will want to take pictures. Beautiful house! Just one of the beautiful buildings along this route. Enjoy .

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The house is beautiful, but sad to say that it doesn't appear to have been kept up over the years. It is absolutely darling! A great stop!

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Kennebunk, Maine
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I drive by this place regularly. The owners are neglecting the up keep. It was more attractive years back. In the summer there are busses that stop for pictures and that's fine but I wouldn't pay to go inside.

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Address: Address: Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport

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