Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart Filmed Parts of ‘Sabrina’ at This New York Manor Seeking $11M
A home of great cinematic prestige just listed in Rye, New York. The backdrop of scenes in Audrey Hepburn’s 1954 Sabrina, back then owned by Paramount Pictures president Barney Balaban, this waterfront estate has stood the test of time. Known as “The Anchorage,” Old Hollywood glam meets Old New York grandeur at the property newly listed for $11 million.
The manor was designed in 1917 by renowned architect Mott Schmidt, his work in the American Georgian style stretched into the Sutton Place townhouses for the Vanderbilts and Morgans and the Vincent Astor townhouse. Famous landscaper Ellen Biddle Shipman tackled the grounds, where beautiful rolling greens meet at the water for a romantic feel befitting of a Hepburn film.
According to the listing agency, “The current owner purchased the property in 1999 and has preferred to keep the original architectural details of the house intact. There have been no significant updates.” To add to the list of the home’s accolades, the property is also Westchester County’s largest intact waterfront parcel, sitting at 5.97 acres.
While the 9,437-square-foot house certainly sticks true to its roots, that’s not to say the estate is old-fashioned but rather timeless. Just as desirable today, grand rooms with herringbone floors, rows of French doors, and a dramatic spiral staircase stretch back to when the Sabrina cast walked through. Ideal for hosting stars or loved ones, it has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
For film fans, the owners have original photos of Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart on the grounds. Christy Murphy of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.