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Old world elegance. Built in 1848, this fully restored, approximately 7500 sq ft. (entire house including 'The Old Rigging Loft') sits just 0.2 of a mile from the beautiful Dock Square, Kennebunkport. Located on the world famous Ocean Avenue, this house has 10 bedrooms, each with their own sink, 4 baths and two fireplaces.
The 'Old River House', sits on the Kennebunk River next to the Arundel Yacht Club. Two public parks sit in front of and along side the house.
'The Old River House,' and 'The Old Rigging Loft' are nestled among the many old Captain's Mansions of the 18th Century. An almost $800,000 renovation in 2010 brings this grand old Captain's mansion back to its original grandeur. Antiques throughout the many rooms and the frequent passing of the Kennebunkport horse drawn carriage brings one back to that slower, more quaint part of American history. Morning coffee and evening drinks on the porch are just perfect for watching the river boat traffic and the children taking sailboat lessons at the 'Arundel Yacht Club' next door.
'The Old Rigging loft', according to historical data, was one of the more popular 'Riggers' for the 'Clipper Ships' built in Kennebunkport during her heyday as one of Americas largest builders of Clipper Sail Boats. Today, 'The Old Rigging Loft' is now, a separate apartment, with a Care-taker (seasonal), for the convenience and comfort of 'Old River House' Guests.
If you don't walk to town for the many award winning restaurants for lobster, scallops, fried clams, fresh fish, oysters, hand-churned ice cream, or home-made chocolate, you have a fully renovated (2010) Kitchen with Top of the line 'Medallion Cabinets' and rare and unique 'Blue-sparkle South African Granite Tops'(only place in the world that produces Blue Granite). New GE Profile, and Amana Appliances can help make you the families best chef when you cook fresh seafood from, 'Port Lobster Pound' right down the road on Ocean Ave, next to the famous 'Mables Restaurant.'
There are four stair cases, and three levels of living space. New rugs, new bed mattresses, new curtains, new furniture, custom gardening, and an on-site Care-taker (in the seperate 'Rigging Loft' apartment), make your stay one of relaxed elegance, and comfort.
The 'Old River House' has panoramic views of the Historic 'Kennebunk River' (Centuries ago, one of the largest ship-building ports in the USA) and is surrounded by the 'Kennebunkport Village Green', and the 'Silas Perkins Park', great for kids and adults....moreless
From second and third floor see the ships coming in from the Atlantic Ocean to the Kennebunk river, as it has been seen since ...1848 in this, The Old River House, and The Old Rigging Loft....moreless
If you don't walk to town for the many award winning restaurants for lobster, scallops, fried clams, fresh fish, oysters, hand-churned ice cream, , you have a fully renovated Kitchen to impress all !...moreless
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Maine is dramatic; cool evening air, windows open at nite. A huge 13' tide, means run in when the tide comes in. That also means the ocean has a 'sea smell'...because the sun bakes the seaweed on the rocky coast, when the tide is 'out.' The restaurants are all within walking distance. and state their 'award winning' status... for 'Lobster Rolls', or 'Fried Clams', or 'Clam Chowder', etc.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Inkeepers, Scott and Cheryl Mahoney have 8 wonderful children from 25 down to 5. 5 boys and 3 girls means they are very busy all the time. They have been married 27 years. Scott grew up in Lexington, Ma, and Cheryl in Farmington, CT. Scott moved to South Glastonbury, CT at age 8 and meet Cheryl at a 'Mixer' (dance) Senior year at her private school. Cheryl became best friends with Scotts mother (Gloria), so when they broke up, Scott would come home and hear Cheryl laughing with Gloria, her best friend. Cheryl, a year behind Scott, transferred to Scotts College, Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) . They went out with other people, grew up, and realized that they should be together and 27 years later, they still are. They have lived in Atlanta for 20 years. Scotts brother, Chris, worked at the Colony Hotel as a Busboy during College. Scott worked at the grand old 'Marshall House' in York Harbor, Me as an Elevator Boy one summer, and as a Bellman the next summer. The Marshal House was been torn down several decades ago. The Mahoneys vacationed here and in York Harbor, Me. Cheryl vacationed at her familys vacation home in Old Saybrook, CT.
Why the Owner Chose Kennebunkport:
The Old River House is in the very heart of Kennebunkport, in town elegance and ease. No hassle finding parking in the 'Port,' just walk. Walk or drive to the beach. The adjacent Town Parks are very well maintained and used by locals and vacationeers. Kennebunkport really is Fun and Happiness. Its a great place for Adults and Kids.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Breakfast in the morning, by the wall of windows, looking at the Lobster boats going out to sea and the Sea Gulls following. You can smell the ocean when the tide goes out (approximately a 13 foot tide!) and the sun bakes the sea weed. In the evening, sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch, with a glass of your favorite beverage, makes for a great and relaxed day. Finally, when going to sleep, the evening breeze temperatures get into the 50's to 60's, making for the best sleep you will have.
The 'Old River House' from the Kennebunk River
View down The Kennebunk river
View of river from front deck.
The' Old River House' of 1848.
The famous 'Old Rigging Loft.'
Front porch living...
2nd Floor Master Bedroom.
2nd Floor 'Old river Room.'
3rd Floor bedroom.
3rd floor Children's bedroom.
The Grand old River House Since 1848
'The Old River House'
The River House views of the 'Port'
Sun set on the River
Silas Perkins Park
Fully restored culinary kitchen (2010)
Formal living/entertaining room
2nd Floor Admiral's Quarters
2nd Floor spare bedroom.
3rd Floor bedroom.
3rd floor bedroom.
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