ROME (AP) — The former summer home in Maine of beauty magnate Elizabeth Arden is on the market for $765,000.

Arden built the main house in the town of Rome as her summer estate in the 1920s then later established the Maine Chance Spa at the site. Mamie Eisenhower, Edna Ferber, Judy Garland, Lillian Gish and Ava Gardner were among the guests.

Stefan Tufano told the Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/1v91IOh ) his parents bought the property 41 years ago, a few years after the spa closed in 1970. Tufano moved in to care for them when they were elderly, and now he’s ready to sell.

He said the 17-acre property, part of which is in Mount Vernon, is beautiful but hard to maintain.

The property once covered 1,200 acres but was subdivided after Arden’s 1966 death.


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