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

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Stopped for a picture

Driving by we stopped for a picture. It is very unique but as others have said it needs a little TLC.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
GaryWT
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Massachusetts
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The area where this house is situated is just about adjacent to the Kennebunk River in an area known as "The Landing." Ships were once built in this area and this lovely home was owned by a ship captain.While having fallen into disrepair a bit it's still pretty to gaze upon and worth 5 minutes. Farther north on Summer Street... More 

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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving by we stopped for a picture. It is very unique but as others have said it needs a little TLC.

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Seven Fields, Pennsylvania, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it was fun to see this interesting house as we passed it along our journey, I wouldn't make a special trip. I didn't see anywhere to park (although I might have missed it) and the house really needs some paint and repairs. I recommend you spend your time someplace else.

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Thank Andrea W
Pelham, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We drove past this house on the way out of town. It's a cool looking house but its better days are behind it. Desperately needs some TLC. And paint. Can't go inside. You can only look at it from the road.

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Thank John B
Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I went to visit the Wedding Cake House because it was listed as a much photographed property. There was nowhere to park and was in need of repair. You would need to be very interested in architecture to make a special detour.

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Thank David H
Evansville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

It is certainly a wonderful piece of architecture, but it has seen better days. Needs painted in the worse way. Located on a busy street. If you see it, great: if not, you haven't missed a lot.

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northern NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

On this last visit, we noticed the wonderful photo-attraction was in need of maintenance work...see it before it gets more dilapidated!

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Thank indiegal
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Looking for something to see a home that is really different this it. Too bad it is in need of repair but still takes a great photo.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This ornate house (somewhat needing paint) is worth a quick stop IF you are in the area. Be careful when taking pics as traffic is heavy and fast.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

House is beautiful -- but definitely in need of some TLC (which I'm assuming will cost ALOT of $$!). Its always worth a drive by when in the Kennebunk area. I would love to see inside/tour the house as I assume it would be a glimpse at a previous era of old money, ballrooms, summer homes near the ocean, etc.... More 

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