Katharine Hepburn originally designed a model of her dream home from FAO Schwartz building blocks. She was later able to fulfill her dream by building this three story, 8,000 sq. ft. home on Fenwick in 1939. The home remained her most prized possession throughout her life. In the 1930’s & 40’s Howard Hughes would land his sea plane directly in front of the house…how cool! Now this is a house that I’m sure would have A LOT to say if the walls could talk and seeing as how I find old Hollywood fascinating I’d listen
The home was renovated in 2005 to bring it up to modern standards. Raising the structure five feet to protect it from the Long Island Sound was included in the renovation. The historic structure was also seamlessly augmented to create light-filled rooms while preserving the historical integrity of the structure.
The property is located on the eastern tip on Fenwick, which is a private community known for its golf course, swimming and boating. The home sits on 3.4 acres with the waters of the Long Island Sound to the south and a pond to the north. More than three additional acres which were designated by Katharine Hepburn to remain forever open are adjacent to the property. This will ensure privacy of the property in the future and that the views remain unobstructed.
It’s not every day that a home, which is considered to be a piece of history, is on the market. It would be very interesting to live in a house that was once the residence of Hollywood royalty. Do you think you could hack it, living in a house with such prestige?
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