This classic home on the Long Island Sound is back on the market
by Samuel Anderson | April 24, 2017 2:30 pm
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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