Katherine Hepburn’s Connecticut seaside estate has been listed on sale for $14,8 million. Hepburn family owned this property in the Fenwick neighborhood of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, on the banks of Long Island Sound since 1913. In 1939, Hepburn designed a charming seaside home. It would remain her most prized and cherished possession over the next 65 years. She lived there full-time for seven years until her death at the age of 96 in 2003.
Now back on the market after an extraordinary renovation, the historic Katharine Hepburn home remains to be the quintessential family estate – a waterfront centerpiece with its own private sandy beach, private dock and Golden Pond.
In 2005, New York Builder Frank Sciame embarked on a complete renovation of the property. All new systems were installed, and the historic structure seamlessly augmented to create light-filled rooms while preserving the historical integrity of the structure. From restoring the home’s original pine-paneled fireplaces to incorporating oversized windows, coffered ceilings and built-in cabinetry throughout, the executed design is a marriage of history and modern amenities.
The main residence includes over 8000 square feet of living space on three floors, with six bedrooms each with their own private baths, and seven fireplaces. The cook’s kitchen features an AGA stove and Sub Zero refrigerator and is adjacent to the living room and dining room, both of which overlook the Long Island Sound, a pond and private dock for boating to the Hamptons less than an hour away. In the 1930s and 1940s, Howard Hughes landed his seaplane directly in front of the home, and today, the same opportunity awaits its new owner. A Den, Chart Room, Potting Room, Pantry, Laundry Room and two-car garage complete the estate.