Katharine Hepburn’s Idyllic Former LA Home Lists for $9M
It is only fitting that the former Beverly Hills home of Katharine Hepburn glided onto the market just in time for the Academy Awards. To this day, the talented actress holds the title of the person who has won the most Oscars, receiving four coveted ‘Best Actress’ awards in her lifetime. For those who can’t experience her legacy by attending the star-studded event, this beautiful Hacienda-style home where she lived might be even better. Just as charming as her former Connecticut abode, the 1927-built house is for sale asking $8.995 million.
Clocking in at 4,984-square-feet, this residence has been a magnet for people in the public eye over the years. Besides Hepburn, Boris Karloff once lived here and it currently has well-known sellers: Hotelier Jeff Klein and top Hollywood producer John Goldwyn.
Perhaps it’s the idyllic home’s lushly landscaped gardens, chic outdoor patios, or huge pool that make it stand out to big-name buyers. It also holds lovely design details inside like whitewashed brick walls and wood-beamed ceilings that create an intimate, cozy feel that is warm and refreshing.
A sense of history is palpable throughout the five bedrooms, six baths, and generous-sized living areas. Spanish mosaic tiles and antique chandeliers have long adorned the interiors, welcoming new owners as they come. An easy remodel could modernize the estate’s style, but why would anyone want to? It is a shining example of inviting yet sophisticated California architecture.
Brendan Fitzpatrick of Douglas Elliman has the Beverly Hills listing.