Katharine Hepburn’s former New York cocoon is up for sale for $7 million

The epitome of good American taste. On the screen and in the city, this Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn left her mark with her delicacy and good taste. In this place in the heart of Manhattan, there are inevitably traces of him. Because unlike these celebrities who travel the world and accumulate real estate, Katharine Hepburn enjoyed this house for more than 70 years (although she also owned another one in Long Island Sound). The actress acquired this 5-story property in the Turtle Bay district (where the United Nations headquarters is now located) in 1931. And she lived there until her death in 2003, at the age of 96.

According to the expert website Robb Report, this 420 m² townhouse is now being offered for sale by Sotheby’s International Realty for $7.2 million (€6.6 million). The property was acquired shortly after Katharine Hepburn’s death for nearly $4 million by Astoria Property, a group connected to a Mexican family. This did not prevent the place from staying true to the spirit of the “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” or “The Lion in Winter” star. The 2nd floor master suite has a striking dressing table with large mirrors installed by Katharine Hepburn. Another important room: 1st floor formal living room with marble fireplace and an American curiosity: a trio of “French” french windows (that is, large casement and opening to the interior) leading to the terrace. It is complete with a wet bar and a comfortable library/media room.

Private park

The property was originally built in the late 1890s before being renovated and renovated. It has 4 bedrooms and as many bathrooms. In addition to its paved terrace on two levels of 100 m² with a garden, the house allows access to a private park shared by the residents of the 20 surrounding townhouses. The height of New York chic.

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