Katharine Hepburn’s New York Townhouse Is Up For Sale

By Martha Davies

2 weeks ago

Inside the home of Hollywood royalty


Nothing says New York glamour like a Manhattan townhouse, and this one is the former home of none other than Katharine Hepburn. Take a peek…

Look Inside… Katharine Hepburn’s Former Home In New York

Living room with yellow velvet sofas, blue accents and a floral rug.

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If you’re wondering where legendary celebrities call home in the Big Apple, a particularly famous spot is the district of Turtle Bay Gardens – a private enclave comprising 20 gorgeous townhouses. This, at least, is where you’ll find Katharine Hepburn’s former residence, and it’s a real showstopper.

Bedroom with blue four-poster bed, blue rug and striped armchairs.

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Arranged across four storeys and amassing nearly 4,600 square feet of space, the property consists of four bedrooms, four bathrooms and three reception rooms including a dining room, living room and library/media room. There’s also a wine cellar and laundry room in the basement alongside a sprawling rear garden complete with outdoor seating areas, a charming fountain and even a private entrance to the residents’-only park beyond.

Kitchen with white cabinets and powder blue walls.

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The glorious chef’s kitchen has been kitted out with custom cabinetry, stone worktops and a built-in breakfast table and banquette (not to mention top-of-the-range appliances). In the dining room, meanwhile, you’ll spot beautiful hardwood floors, a marble fireplace and large windows overlooking the garden.

Living room with mustard yellow walls, blue sofas and an archway into a study area.

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The living room and library occupy the first floor, with the former boasting a stylish bar and a Juliette balcony running the entire width of the house. You’ll find the bedrooms tucked away on the two floors above – and the star of the show just might be the principal suite, which contains floor-to-ceiling windows, a walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom displaying the original mirrored vanity unit used by Katharine Hepburn herself. If you’re after a home with some Hollywood history, you can’t get better than this. (You’ll just need to have $7.2 million handy if you want to buy it.)

White bathroom with white tiles, a claw-foot bathtub and a white marble vanity unity.

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Available through Lisa Larson of Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage. sothebysrealty.com