Oscar Winning Homes ~ Katharine Hepburn

February 25, 2016

By Tab Byrum

One of my favorite homes of an Oscar winner is the Connecticut home that Katharine Hepburn lived in most of her life. The property was purchased by Hepburn’s parents in 1913 when Hepburn was about 6 years old, the home was destroyed by a hurricane in 1938 but Hepburn rebuilt and that’s the structure that still stands today. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a lot of photos of the house when Hepburn lived in it, but that’s understandable since she was a very private person. The seaside home was where Hepburn often returned after finishing a movie or play and many times it was to lick her “wounds” sustained from life and love.

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Katharine Hepburn married early in her life and divorced but never married again nor did she ever have children, she had a long relationship with Spencer Tracy but he never divorced his wife so they could marry. Hepburn’s last appearance on the big screen was in 1994’s “Love Affair”, after that her health began to deteriorate and she died in her beloved house by the sea in June of 2003 at 96.

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As you can probably tell by now I love old movies and Katharine Hepburn was one of my very favorite actresses, there’s not one of her films that I dislike, she won 4 Academy Awards during her six-decade career, the last of which was in 1981 for “On Golden Pond”.

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Join me for a peek at the beloved home of a legend after the most recent owners allowed cameras in to see the remodel and restoration of the home. Enjoy!!!

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The front entrance to Hepburn’s home in Fenwick, Connecticut. 

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I LOVE this house, clean lines, white and clean looking with an eclectic collection of furnishings.

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I’m guessing this fireplace was kept original, just as it was when Katharine Hepburn lived here.

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Gorgeous kitchen, that sink is amazing.

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Imagine waking up to that view every morning year round.

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A view of the back of the house from the water.

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Katharine Hepburn 1907-2003

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