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Updated: July 31, 2023

Tom's of Maine founders put Kennebunk home on the market

Tom's of Maine house Peter Morneau The Federal-style home, once known as Lexington Elms, dates to 1799. The founders of Tom's of Maine had lived there since 1983.

Tom and Kate Chappell, who founded Tom's of Maine and later sold it to Colgate-Palmolive, have put a for-sale sign on their Kennebunk home of 40 years.

Portland-based Legacy Properties/Sotheby's International Realty, reported the news Friday in its Maine Real Estate Blog, which called the home "a true piece of Kennebunk Maine’s history."

The Federal-style home, once known as Lexington Elms, dates to 1799. The Chappells have lived there since 1983. 

File photo / Courtesy Tom and Kate Chappell
Tom and Kate Chappell, founders of Tom’s of Maine.

"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," the blog reported.

"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, but is updated with solar panels and geothermal heat. Explore this special property below and learn more about the 'all-natural' history."

The Chappells raised five kids there. 

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