A leading lady in Hollywood for over 60 years, Katharine Hepburn’s longtime home was just listed for sale. The waterfront property is located in the Old Saybrook borough of Fenwick, Connecticut a community of 83 homes where the Long Island Sound meets the Connecticut River. The original home was destroyed by a hurricane in 1938 and rebuilt by Katharine. The rebuild was completely renovated in 2005 by New York builder Frank Sciame. The three-storey property boasts 15 rooms, with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
A nautical theme runs throughout the space, echoing the beachside location. The entrance features columns and a stunning staircase that zigzags across the levels.
Lashings of natural light filter in through the many windows. A textured rug anchors the spacious living room and adds warmth.
The large kitchen is a dream for entertainers with custom cabinetry, a centre island with white marble counters and an AGA stove.
The huge window stretching nearly wall-to-wall gives pride of place to the gorgeous water views. The fireplace, one of seven, adds a touch of cosiness to the master suite.
Every space is utilised in the home as seen here with extra lounging space behind the stairs. The home feels airy and bright thanks to the skylights, windows and verandahs. The gorgeous home is listed at Sotheby’s International Reality for US$11.8-million.