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

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I am not sure seeing this in person was much different than seeing it in pictures. If it is on your way, stop by but otherwise I am not sure we would go out of our way. Also, be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Holdenette
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Brooklyn
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Brooklyn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not sure seeing this in person was much different than seeing it in pictures. If it is on your way, stop by but otherwise I am not sure we would go out of our way. Also, be on the lookout for it because it is easy to drive right by. It comes along by happenstance on the side... More 

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Bedford, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not sure why this is even on here. It may have been some sort of historical house but it's not worth seeing. The paint is peeling. This house is rotting away in front of your eyes. I know it's expensive to fix rotting boards and paint but please take this off a sight to see in kennebunk. Nothing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quick stop by the side of the road and very near Ocean Ave. I think those people interested in architecture would find this ornate house fascinating. The trim needs to be painted and some of it replaced before it becomes too run down but it is worth the view.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wedding Cake House is located at 104 Summer Street in Kennebunk, not Kennebunkport. It is next door to the Waldo Emerson Inn at 106 Summer Street. The house was built by shipwright George W. Bourne in 1825. He was impressed with the Gothic beauty of the cathedral in Milan. When he returned home, he added buttresses with pinnacles and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 4, 2016

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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Thank GaryWT
Seven Fields, Pennsylvania, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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Pelham, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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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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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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