A Connecticut appeals court has ordered a prominent New York City developer to lower the height of granite posts at the entrance of Katharine Hepburn's former home.
The state Appellate Court ruled Monday against developer Frank Sciame, a prominent New York City developer. Sciame had the 5-foot posts put up during major renovations after he bought the Old Saybrook property following the actress' death in 2003. He is now listing the estate for sale for $30 million.
But the Borough of Fenwick Historic District Commission told Sciame the posts were too high and ordered him in 2010 to lower them by a foot.
Sciame responded by installing foot-high mounds of dirt at the posts' bases.
The Appellate Court upheld a lower court ruling against Sciame.