If you're a fan of actors/actresses, movies, or classic Hollywood, and you want to own something of substance that belonged to one of the motion picture industry's icons -- then a property in a Connecticut shoreline community is for you -- the home where Katharine Hepburn retired and lived in Old Saybrook, Conn. is up for sale.
The price: $18 million. The home, built in 1939, is an 8,300-square-foot, 15-room brick Colonial in the Fenwick section of Old Saybrook, and it features six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, a two-car garage, a doc and beach, and 680 feet of waterfront on Long Island Sound. If you'd like the two parcels adjacent to the home, as well, the price is $28 million.
Hepburn: An Icon and Trailblazer
Hepburn, a silver screen icon, is the only actress to win 4 Academy awards, and she was nominated 12 times. She starred in such Hollywood classics as, "The African Queen," "The Philadelphia Story," "Woman of the Year," and "On Golden Pond."
Hepburn's unconventional, straightforward, anti-Hollywood personality made her a trailblazer and a feminist, long before the popular culture started to systematically examine the role and status of women in the mid-1960s.
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Hepburn, who passed away at age 96, spent much of her retirement years at the Connecticut house. Reviewers describe the home as a reflection of Hepburn -- elegant and understated, unpretentious. Hepburn was always more interested in living, being with the people around her, and the natural world, than in fanciness.