Could Obama Be Eyeing Hepburn House?

The house is on the market for $28 million, and there is talk the Obama family is interested.

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    Sotheby's
    This is the Katharine Hepburn house in Old Saybrook.

    Katharine Hepburn referred to her family’s shoreline house in Old Saybrook as “paradise,” and some rumors have been circulating that the First Family might feel the same way.

    Over the summer, word began to spread that the Obamas might be interested in buying the 8,000 square foot waterfront estate.

    Those rumors were circulating again, according to the Connecticut Hearst Media Group.

    But the White House released a short statement denying that the Hepburn house would become a getaway for the Obamas, according to the Hartford Courant. It said "It's not true." 

    Hearst spoke with the owner of the house, Frank Sciame, who they said neither confirmed nor denied that there is presidential interest.

    "It's not sold, that's all I can say," Sciame told Hearst over the phone. "It's not something I can talk about. Sorry I can't give you more."

    The White House did not respond to the Hearst Group's requests for comment.

    The house, on the market for $28 million, is on 3.4 acres and is surrounded by Long Island Sound, which would give the First Family privacy.

    It has six bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. You can view the photos on the Sotherby's Web site.