Built for Joseph Titcomb in 1855 by Boston architect Gridley J.F. Bryant, this house is one of the finest examples of Italianate architecture in the Summer Street historic district of Kennebunk, Maine.
“The Titcomb house has a wealth of detail, including the rusticated siding, quoins and window hoods. Although the house appears to be constructed of masonry, it is constructed completely of wood scored to resemble granite block, or rusticated, with quoins at the corners,” says the Kennebunk Historic Preservation Committee in documents.
A native of Kennebunk, Titcomb attended Bowdoin College, briefly studying law afterward. However, he would ultimately become successful in the shipping business. He also served as a Maine legislator, both in the House and Senate.
The house, which is still a single family residence, sits on 2.6 acres of land and includes a three-story carriage house, a studio, reflecting pool, and custom stone patio with oversized fireplace, according to a recent real estate listing.
The six bedroom, 5.5 bathroom house includes a two story guest suite, conservatory and den, features maintained period details and boasts 8,066 square feet. It sold in October, 2020 for $1.35 million.
Check out amazing interior pictures in the listing.