Historic Highlight

Lady Pepperrell House

Lady Pepperrell House

Historic Highlight

In 1760, anglophile Lady Mary Pepperrell shipped in English craftsmen to build her high-style Georgian home in Kittery Point. Befit with a central pedimented pavilion, fluted Ionic pilasters, and bracketed cornice above the doorway, the home was a monument to Lady Pepperrell’s late husband, William Pepperrell, a successful merchant and the only American to be designated a Baronet in the British hierarchy of nobility for his role in King George’s War. Lady Pepperrell weathered the Revolutionary War and its aftermath in this home, which remains privately owned, proudly maintaining her own title until her death in 1789.

Portland-based writer Julie Senk holds degrees in history and historic preservation and provides property surveys and architectural analyses to homeowners and businesses. To learn more about her work, visit northernvernacular.com.


  1. Marc Pelletier

    My wife and I own a Greek Revival home in Castine, ME. We are planning on painting it this summer in a monochromatic scheme. We are experimenting with colors, and have painted a sample board, using Benjamin Moore HC 32 (Standish White). Do you know the actual color that was used on the Lady Pepperrell house, or do you know who might have this information?

    Thank you, Marc Pelletier

  2. Linda Kiser

    In about 1977, my husband purchased house plans for this house. It became something of an obsession for him and he determined to save to build it which we finally did in 2010. Sadly there had to be modifications to bring things like the stairwell up to code. Unfortunately now that it is finished we are really too old for this much house but we were able to keep the front just as in the picture.

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