One thing I love about New England is the seemingly never-ending collection of historic houses. They speak to my soul and tug at my heartstrings. Needless to say, I felt like I was in a world of eye candy while discovering the charming Kennebunkport homes along the coast of Maine during our recent vacation.
This first set of beautiful houses hug the coast of Goose Rocks Beach. It’s the first beach we visited when we arrived in Maine last week, and it didn’t disappoint.
Whether large or small, one home is just as pretty and unique as the next. I love the widow’s walk on the top of this little seaside cottage with a front row view of the beach. Can you imagine sitting in that little cupola while enjoying the ocean views?
Some of the houses near Goose Rocks Beach are newer and more modern, like this gray beauty with a myriad of windows and a unique garage with a paver driveway.
An abundance of windows is a must when your home faces the beach.
As expected, you’ll find plenty of cedar shake shingle houses. The striped awnings add a nice little touch of color.
This Nantucket style home enjoys a neat and tidy landscape with bunches of ornamental grasses.
One thing that surprised me about Maine was the abundance of healthy flowers and plants in the landscape. We definitely saw more flowers on this vacation than we did during our Hawaii trip. There must be something about that moist, salty air from the ocean that feeds the local vegetation. My astilbe don’t look even half as healthy as these on the corner of the street.
Not all the charming Kennebunkport homes are large and impressive. This little pink house is pretty cute and sits just a couple blocks from the beach.
A beautiful blue farmhouse could just as easily be found in Illinois as it is in Maine. Note the unique window panes on the top windows. And the curlicue treatment on the porch posts looks similar to the trim on my own house.
Another cedar shake shingle house enjoys a waterfront view in the backyard. Notice the pretty daisies and the hydrangea bush – along with the little stars carved in the shutters.
And here’s another of the many charming Kennebunkport homes that enjoys a waterfront view in the backyard.
I hope you enjoyed these charming Kennebunkport homes near the beach. I’ve also got photos of historic homes closer to town, but I’ll share those on another day.