Tom and Kate Chappell of iconic Tom’s of Maine fame are selling their historic home in Kennebunk, a 7-bedroom Federal Style Colonial in the heart of town that was originally built in 1799 for merchant Nathaniel Frost. Nestled among lush organic gardens with apple trees, herbs, and vegetables, this private oasis has a long circular drive ending at a 3-bay barn. The 20 rooms, 7 bedrooms, and 8 wood-burning fireplaces capture the essence of a bygone era. Explore this special property in the video tour below and learn more about the “all-natural” history.
The Chappell home is a true piece of Kennebunk Maine’s history. Tom and Kate Chappell of Tom’s Of Maine, a national brand of natural toothpaste and deodorant based in Kennebunk, have lived at 99 Main Street in Kennebunk for the last 40 years. Tom and Kate are locally renowned as artists, authors, and philanthropists, and made history with their innovative business model, passion for the globe’s welfare, and generous consideration for local community.
Tom and Kate took that same heart, soul, and creativity and applied it to this exquisite Federalist-style home, using sustainable and environmentally-conscious methods, and installing energy-efficient systems long before many even heard of the processes. The home is powered with solar panels and kept warm with a geothermal heat system and efficient heat pumps. The family likes to say, “The home is all natural.”
99 Main Street in Kennebunk is represented by Andi Robinson and Elaine Prendergast and is offered at $2,250,000, and is also listed as a multi-family home in addition to a single-family residence. Contact Andi and Elaine for more information.