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May 25, 2015 6:22 PM

Jeb Bush to get own home at family compound in Kennebunkport

The Associated Press

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound on the coast of Maine where generations of Bushes have spent summers.

The likely Republican presidential contender and his family will stay in the cottage on Walker's Point in Kennebunkport during summer visits, the family said. Bush and his wife also have a home in Coral Gables, Florida.

There are several properties at Walker's Point, including the home of former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara.

The former president said the additional space was needed to make room for the entire family, especially with the arrival of a new generation of great-grandchildren.

"The truth is Barbara has long felt like she ran the busiest bed and breakfast in Maine," he said. The extra space will provide "something called domestic tranquility," he joked.

The Boston Globe first reported on the four-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot home, which is being built by a limited partnership like the other homes on the Walker's Point property. Under the arrangement, Bush won't own the home, which is situated on 1.3 acres.


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