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Oceanfront Shingle-Style Home With Katharine Hepburn Ties Asks $4.9M

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An astounding retreat

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Location: Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Price: $4,900,000

Located right where the Connecticut River meets the Long Island Sound, Fenwick is a historic neighborhood defined by shingle-style homes and a tiny population, which for a long time included Hollywood actress Katharine Hepburn. And now, a lovely Fenwick property that’s been within Hepburn’s extended family for four generations has come on the market for $4,900,000.

Staking out a gorgeous beachfront lot with unobstructed views of the ocean and the Saybrook Light House, the 5,400-square-foot home takes advantage of it all with extensive porches, large windows, and exterior patios. One of the oldest houses in Fenwick, the home preserves original "cottage" parts that date back to 1871.

Since then, the home has been expanded to offer six bedrooms, five bathrooms, plus a a renovated in-law apartment with its own bedroom, kitchenette, office, and bath. Some highlights to watch out for include the spacious formal dining room with a large brick fireplace and window seat, as well as many a bedroom with fine water views. Take a closer look.