10 Mohegan Ave, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

6 beds8 baths8,368 sqft

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$14,800,000
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This isn't a dream; it's Fenwick...or is it Paradise?" - Katharine Hepburn FAMILY ESTATEFor the actress and her family, Fenwick, a private beach community off the Connecticut coast, was a place they called home for nearly a century. Now back on the market after an extraordinary renovation, the historic Katharine Hepburn home remains to be the quintessential family estate - a waterfront centerpiece with its own private sandy beach, private dock and Golden Pond. THE HISTORYIn 1939, Katharine Hepburn bought a large set of building blocks from F.A.O. Schwarz and used them to construct a model of her dream home. Later that year, she and her family constructed a special and serenely situated home on the Long Island Sound- the home we now call the Katharine Hepburn Estate. It would remain her most prized and cherished possession over the next 65 years. THE RENOVATIONIn 2005, New York Builder Frank Sciame embarked on a complete renovation of the property. Bringing to bear his experience restoring some of New York City's greatest landmarks including the Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Guggenheim Museum, he oversaw the project which included raising the structure five feet to protect it from the Long Island Sound. All new systems were installed, and the historic structure seamlessly augmented to create light-filled rooms while preserving the historical integrity of the structure. From restoring the home's original pine-paneled fireplaces to incorporating oversized windows, coffered ceilings and built-in cabinetry throughout, the executed design is a marriage of history and modern amenities. The result - a quintessential family home, carrying on a most important legacy.THE HISTORIC HOMEThe main residence, set serenely on the Long Island Sound, includes over 8000 square feet of living space on three floors, with six bedrooms each with their own private baths, and seven fireplaces. The cook's kitchen features an AGA stove and Sub Zero refrigerator and is adjacent to the living room and dining room, both of which overlook the Long Island Sound, a pond and private dock for boating to the Hamptons less than an hour away. In the 1930s and 1940s, Howard Hughes landed his seaplane directly in front of the home, and today, the same opportunity awaits its new owner. A Den, Chart Room, Potting Room, Pantry, Laundry Room and two-car garage complete the estate. THE NEIGHBORHOODAt the eastern tip of Fenwick, the Hepburn residence sits on 1.47 acres with over 200 feet of waterfront overlooking the Long Island Sound. Adjacent, more than three additional acres were designated by Katharine Hepburn to remain forever open. The conservation parcel is now owned and maintained by the Lynde Point Land Trust, thus assuring privacy and unobstructed views in perpetuity. Fenwick, a community of 83 homes, was established in the 1600s and is located where the Long Island Sound meets the Connecticut River. The private community is known for its golf course, swimming and boating.  More Less 

Facts

  • Lot: 1 sqft
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1939
  • 251 days on Zillow
  • Cooling: Central
  • Heating: Other
  • Last sold: Sep 2004 for $6,000,000
  • Price/sqft: $1,769

Features

  • Attic
  • Barbecue
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Deck
  • Dock
  • Double Pane/Storm Windows
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring: Hardwood, Tile
  • Garden
  • Jetted Tub
  • Lawn
  • Parking: Garage - Attached, 2 spaces
  • Patio
  • Pond
  • Pool
  • Porch
  • Security System
  • Sports Court
  • Sprinkler System
  • Vaulted Ceiling
  • View: Water
  • Waterfront

Additional Features

  • 2nd Bedroom Description \ Built-Ins, 2nd Bedroom Description \ Fireplace, 2nd Bedroom Description \ Full Bath, 3rd Bedroom Description \ Built-Ins, 3rd Bedroom Description \ Fireplace, 3rd Bedroom Description \ Full Bath, 4th Bedroom Description \ Built-Ins, 4th Bedroom Description \ Fireplace, 4th Bedroom Description \ Full Bath, Active Adult 55+ Community \ No, Additional Room Type \ Laundry, Additional Room Type \ Mudroom, Appliances Included \ Dishwasher, Appliances Included \ Dryer, Appliances Included \ Oven/Range, Appliances Included \ Subzero, Appliances Included \ Washer, Asbestos Information \ No Knowledge of Its Presence, Attic \ Storage Space, Attic \ Unfinished, Basement \ Crawl Space, Cooling System Type \ Central Air, Deck Type Description \ Patio, Dining Room Description \ Built-In Hutch, Dining Room Description \ Formal, Driveway Type \ Crushed Stone, Energy Features \ Multi Zone Heat, Energy Features \ Thermo Pane Windows, Exterior Feature \ Garden Area, Exterior Feature \ Stone Wall, Exterior Feature \ Underground Utilities, Exterior Siding \ Brick, Exterior Siding \ Wood, Family Rm/Den Description \ Book Shelves, Family Rm/Den Description \ Fireplace, Family Rm/Den Description \ First Level, Flooring \ Tile, Flooring \ Wood, Fuel Type \ Oil, Garage - Type Of \ Attached, Gated Community \ No, Heat Type \ Warm Air, Hot Water Source \ Oil, Interior Feature \ Foyer, Interior Feature \ French Door, Interior Feature \ Granite or Corian Countertops, Interior Feature \ Open Floor Plan, Kitchen Description \ Fireplace, Kitchen Description \ Island, Kitchen Description \ Remodeled, Laundry Room Location \ Upper Level, Lot Description \ Professionally Landscaped, Master Bedroom Description \ Balcony, Master Bedroom Description \ Dressing Room, Master Bedroom Description \ Fireplace, Master Bedroom Description \ Full Bath, Master Bedroom Description \ Walkin Closet, Mechanical Equipment \ Generator, Mechanical Equipment \ Security System, Mechanical Equipment \ Smoke Detector, Mechanical Equipment \ Sprinkler System, New Construction \ No, Oil Tank Desc \ Above Ground Tank, Other Room 1 Description \ Porch, Porch Type \ Screened In, Property Type \ Residential, Radon Information \ No Knowledge of Its Presence, Sewage System \ Septic, Style \ Colonial, Water Source \ Private Well, Waterfront Description \ Beach, Waterfront Description \ Dock, Waterfront Description \ Frontage, Waterfront Description \ Mooring, Waterfront Description \ Sound, Waterfront Description \ View

Appliances Included

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Garbage disposal
  • Range / Oven
  • Washer

Room Types

  • Library
  • Master bath
  • Mud room
  • Office
  • Pantry
  • Sun room
  • Walk-in closet

Construction

  • Exterior material: Brick, Stone
  • Roof type: Other
  • Room count: 15
  • # Stories: 3.0
  • Structure type: Colonial

Other

  • Floor size: 8,368 sqft
  • Heating: Oil
  • Last remodel year: 2004
  • Laundry: In Unit
  • Parcel #: M:010 B:013 L:
  • Unit floor #: 3
  • Zillow Home ID: 57871712

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Zillow predicts 06475 home values will increase 0% next year, compared to a 0.1% fall for Old Saybrook as a whole. Among 06475 homes, this home is 3959.2% more expensive than the midpoint (median) home, and is priced 624.6% more per square foot.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In 06475, the number of foreclosures waiting to be sold is 0.3% higher than in Old Saybrook, and 21.1% less than the national average. This higher local number may prevent 06475 home values from rising as quickly as other regions in Old Saybrook.

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