Katharine Hepburn's former family estate for sale

An aerial shot of Katherine Hepburn's Old Saybrook, Conn. estate.
Sotheby's International Realty

(CBS) - The sprawling Connecticut estate that screen legend Katharine Hepburn called home for many years until her death in 2003 is up for sale. 

Constructed in 1913, the waterfront home is situated off the Long Island Sound estuary in the Fenwick borough of Old Saybrook, Conn. It is listed for $18 million, Zillow reports. 

Pictures: Katharine Hepburn

After a hurricane destroyed the house in 1938, Hepburn, a four-time Academy Award-winner, reportedly had the property rebuilt a year later, raising it several feet.

In 2004, it was purchased by Barbara and Frank Sciame, the chief executive of F.J. Sciame Construction, and underwent an extensive renovation.

Sciame split the 3.5 acre property into three lots, leaving the Hepburn home on the largest parcel. While each lot is separately up for the sale, the entire estate can be purchased for a cool $28 million, according to Zillow.

Today, the Hepburn home boasts 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, and covers 8,000-plus-square-feet. There is also a pond, private dock and beach. 

Take a look back at Hepburn's classic "60 Minutes" interview with Morley Safer below.


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