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    Default Katharine Hepburn's former home on the market for $28 million

    It is a rare chance to own a piece of movie history.
    But there won't be too many buyers able to come up with the whopping $28 million dollars it will cost to buy the Connecticut mansion and estate which once belonged to legendary movie star Katharine Hepburn.
    The African Queen actress lived in the mansion until she died in 2003 at the age of 96.

    Spectacular: Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn's former estate in Connecticut is on the market for $28 million

    The estate, which sits on the waterfront, had been in the Hepburn family since 1913.
    It was bought by Barbara and Frank Sciame in 2004 for $6million with the intention of renovating it and selling it on, according to the Wall Street Journal.
    However Mr Sciame 'fell in love' with the 8,300 square foot home and ended up spending summers there.
    For the sale, he has divided the estate into three sections, available to buy together or separately.

    Luxury: The home boasts six bedrooms and eight bathrooms and was in the Hepburn family from 1913 until the actress's death

    Dramatic: One inside interior photograph shows a stunning sweeping white staircase

    Family home: The estate belonged to Katharine Hepburn's family from 1913 until she died

    The largest section features the house and private dock on Long Island Sound, which runs along 680 feet of waterfront, for $18 million.
    The colonial style home, which is listed on William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty, features six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
    The listing also says the house boasts 'stunning views from this crown jewel.'
    The property also has a large pond at its rear, 'securing privacy', and private beaches.
    Other features include seven fireplaces and a 'crushed stone' driveway.
    One photograph shows the dramatic hallway with a grand sweeping staircase, while a shot of a bedroom reveals a spectacular view of the waterfront.

    Room with a spectacular view: One of the mansion's six bedrooms looks out across the waterfront

    Private jetty: The house, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, looks out onto Long Island Sound

    Miss Hepburn holds the record for winning the most Best Actress Oscars, triumphing for Morning Glory in 1933, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner in 1967, The Lion in Winter in 1968, and On Golden Pond in 1981.
    She had a long and celebrated love affair with Spencer Tracey, although she also had relationships with Howard Hughes and director John Ford.
    She had no children and only married once, briefly, to college sweetheart Ludlow Ogden Smith.
    Miss Hepburn died at her beloved home in June 2003.


    Stunning: The home has been completely renovated since the actress's death

    Height of luxury: The home, which boasts high ceilings and 8,300 square feet of floor space, has been renovated with white fixtures and fittings

    Read more: Katharine Hepburn's luxury former home on the market for a cool $28 million | Mail Online

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    It's a lot of white, but it's a helluva house. I'd take it.

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    yeah it's a whole lot of white

    but I'd take it as well
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    This is lovely!! A little outta my price range right now.
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    holy shit, can you believe that amazingness!

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    I would love to wake up in that bedroom! What a view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    I would love to wake up in that bedroom! What a view.
    i agree. just amazing.
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    Beautiful, just beautiful. I want it!
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    i love that bedroom! i'd love to have this house. if only it was $28k

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    Nice property, but I wouldn't want to be haunted by the terrifying ghost of Kate Hepburn. *shivers*
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    Quote Originally Posted by AliceInWonderland View Post
    holy shit, can you believe that amazingness!
    This!
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    Too much white. It looks so cold. I wonder what it looked like before these people did the renovations?
    a 'crushed stone' driveway
    gravel. I've got one of those too.
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    I love it! Wish it were mine.

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    That part of Connecticut is just gorgeous. And that bedroom. Sigh.

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    I'd take it and add a lot more color but damn, it's beautiful.

    That bedroom view is beyond awesome.
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