It was that she was designing a room for
someone who had been dead for five and a half
decades. “It was challenging to capture the
spirit of a man no longer alive,” Rossouw says.
“Fortunately, there was ample photographic
evidence of what the living room looked like
when he lived here.”
“Here” is Rocky Pastures, the estate in
Kennebunkport, Maine, that served as the
venue for last summer’s Kennebunkport His-
torical Society’s Designer Show House. It had
been the home of famed author Kenneth Rob-
erts, who built the rambling 6,000-square-
foot stone manor, designed by Connecticut
architect Frazier Forman Peters, after his
first great success, the 1937 novel Northwest
roberts read beside the fireplace, where
Rossouw placed a Morris chair upholstered with
cream-colored canvas. The bookcase holds
volumes published during Roberts’s lifetime. The
photo above the mantel is of the author himself.
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