Decorating & Design

July 30, 2012

Katharine Hepburn’s Beach House

As one of Hollywood’s most luminous stars — she won four Oscars over a 66-year career — Katharine Hepburn lived in a world of luxury. Notoriously private, she spent much of her time in the quietude of her Fenwick, Connecticut home. The 3.4-acre lot sits between Long Island Sound and a country club — both of which were well used by Hepburn, who loved swimming and golf. Now, the 6-bedroom, 8,400-square-foot mansion is on the market. The price? $30-million. Let’s take a look at the finery.

The home is clad in white-washed brick, which gives it a quaint, cottage look (despite its castle-like size).

After Hepburn died in 2003, New York builder Frank Sciame took over the property, and embarked on an extensive renovation, updating the interiors and creating a better sense of flow. The triple-height foyer is both stately and welcoming.

The opulent, expansive kitchen is exploding with detail.

The principal bedroom is bright and open, with a view over Long Island Sound. What could be more relaxing than sitting up here, reading a magazine by the fireplace?

Paradise found.

For more information on the house, contact Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo credits:
1-5. Sotheby’s International Realty