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Katharine Hepburn's former Connecticut home for sale - See photos

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07/31/2011 by Kristina Lopez

A Connecticut home that once belonged to legendary actress Katharine Hepburn on the Long Island Sound has been put up for sale.

The estate is on sale for $28 million. The house, on the largest of three lots, can be purchased separately for $18 million, according to the home's listing on Sotheby's Realty site. Seven years ago, the property sold for $6 million.

The Academy Award-winning actress, known for roles in "The Philadelphia Story," "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and "On Golden Pond," constructed the home in 1939 after a hurricane in 1938 destroyed the original home Hepburn's parents built on the property in 1912. She retired to the home and lived there until her death in 2003 at age 96. The house was sold in June 2004.

The home sits on 3.4 acres of land and includes over 8,300 square feet of living space inside. It has three floors and six bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The home also features seven and a half bathrooms in total, a three-car garage, three fireplaces and marble countertops in the kitchen. It is surrounded by the Long Island Sound on the south and a pond on the north.

The property also sits on a golf course. According to the Shoreline Times, "the house lies in between the par-3, 2nd hole of the Fenwick Golf Course."

The feminist icon won four Academy Awards and received 12 nominations over her 60-year career and was an avid golfer and swimmer.

The house once had 21 rooms and nine bathrooms, according to the Associated Press, but has been reduced to 15 rooms and 7 ½ bathrooms. The current owners of the property updated the house by combing rooms to create larger and more open spaces.

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