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Katherine Hepburn’s Connecticut Estate Sells for $11.5M

By NFRES Staff Writer - August 30, 2017

Update 8/30: The main property of the original Hepburn family estate was recently lowered from the original asking price of $14.8 million in 2014, to $11.8 million. It was sold at $11.5 million by New York developer Frank Sciame, according to the Post. The significantly smaller second parcel of this estate is still available at the asking price of $5.88 million.

Katharine Hepburn’s former Fenwick Estate “Paradise” set directly on Long Island Sound and built in 1939 is back on the market with a reduced $11.8 million price tag. Hepburn’s parents bought the Old Saybrook property around 1913, but it was destroyed in the hurricane of 1938. Hepburn had it rebuilt the following year. In the 1940s, Howard Hughes would land his seaplane directly in front of the home. The home overlooks a private pond, and there’s also a secluded beach where Hepburn was known to take a “daily dip,” no matter the season, as reported by the Observer. While the Hepburn family primarily used the home as a summer vacation retreat, the legendary actress retired to the home later in life. She lived there until her death, in 2003.

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