This $6.88 Million Shingle-Style Home Sits on Katharine Hepburn's Former Old Saybrook Property
This month’s starriest listing would be dazzling even without its celebrity connection: It’s an all-American, shingle-style home sited on the Old Saybrook property once owned by the late, great Katharine Hepburn. When the self-proclaimed “Connecticut girl” lived there, the main house was a shabbily grand affair with a private beach where the actress swam in the surf, even in winter. After she died, the property was purchased by a developer who replaced her home with the luxe estate he would list for as much as $30 million and eventually live in himself (it’s now off the market). Just last year, the same developer used a piece of the property to build a smaller house, now listed for $6,880,000. The 1.3-acre waterfront lot has spectacular views over Long Island Sound, especially appealing from the covered, wraparound bluestone terrace with grilling, dining and lounging spaces. The 3,800-square-foot interiors include a knockout kitchen with a Viking oven and stove, three Sub-Zero refrigerators and two Miele dishwashers. The home also features a great room with a floor-to-ceiling stone hearth and a wall of glass doors. It’s listed with Colette Harron of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.
3,800 sq. ft.
Contact: Colette Harron at William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty, williampitt.com
The home is situated on a private beach.
The kitchen includes granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances.
The great room includes sitting and dining areas.
Enjoy panoramic views of Long Island Sound while sitting in the living room.
The light and airy master bedroom.
The master bathroom opens onto a balcony overlooking Long Island Sound.
A bluestone terrace wraps around the back of the house.
The view from the balcony.