Jeb Bush having new mansion built for him on family compound in Maine: report

New York Daily News, By Adam Edelman, May 24

Jeb Bush is going for Maine over Main Street.

The all-but-certain 2016 candidate is having a huge house built for him at the Bush family compound at Walker’s Point, in Kennebunkport, Maine, the Boston Globe reported Sunday.

The former Florida governor’s new home will be built on a 1.3-acre site worth at least $1.4 million, the Globe reported, and was ordered built by Bush’s parents, former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush.

The 3,000 square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom “cottage” is expected to have a gorgeous wraparound porch and feature panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The construction of the house, which is expected to be completed in July, is thought to be around $600,000, the Globe reported.

“I’m incredibly blessed to be George and Barbara’s son and am thankful that they have built a special place for their family to gather,” Bush, who currently owns a home in Coral Gables, Fla., with his wife worth at least $1.3 million, said in an email to the Globe. “We are so lucky.”

According to the Globe, the potential 2016 candidate didn’t take part in the design of the new mansion, yielding instead to his mother Barbara.

“Barbara dictated most things,” Kristi Kenney, the architect of the new house as well as another one built nearby for Jeb’s younger brother Marvin, told the Globe.

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