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Tour Katharine Hepburn’s Restored Home

This classic home on the Long Island Sound is back on the market

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The Connecticut hideaway built in 1939 by legendary actress Katharine Hepburn is back on the the market following a faithful restoration by Sciame Development, an affiliate of Sciame Construction (the muscle behind some of New York City’s boldest projects, like The Shed, Hudson Yards’ 200,000-square-foot arts space in a telescopic steel shell). When renovating classic homes, the family-owned firm prides itself on its meticulous attention to detail. But make no mistake: At 8,300 square feet, the six-bedroom Hepburn estate—on the Long Island Sound in the tiny hamlet of Old Saybrook—is anything but small-scale. Following the On Golden Pond star’s 2003 death, the Sciames swooped in, intending to flip the windblown fixer-upper. But after a makeover that retained many of the house’s original details, like exposed brick and pine-paneled fireplaces, CEO Frank Sciame Jr.’s wife insisted they keep it; the family vacationed there for years. (Along with the main house, a 3,800-square-foot cottage that the Sciames added to the property is also for sale.) The price is upon request­—but with panoramic water views and the aptly named Golden Pond out back, the home, and its history, can be better described as priceless. 

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