Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan is selling her recently renovated mansion in Newport.

“Casa del Sole”, located at 63 Hammersmith Road in Newport, was listed on on Wednesday, September 13th for $4.395 million, according to site data.

Kwan and then-husband Clay Pell, a grandson of the late U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, purchased the property in 2014 for $1.5 million, according to reports. Back in May, The Providence Journal reported that Kwan had filed papers to divorce Clay Pell.

The 3,956 square foot single family home, that was built in 1900, includes 4 beds, 5 full baths, 1 half bath and is situated on 1.94 acres.

The property description for the listing on states;

“Casa del Sole”, a Palladian style villa originally built in the early 20th century, is once again a stunning iconic Newport villa. It has been sensitively and completely renovated with state of the art systems and engineering . This estate is located just off Newport’s famed Ocean Drive, in one of the area’s renowned neighborhoods. Casa del Sole sits dramatically on almost 2 acres of restored gardens, pond and informal grounds in a manageable estate setting. This renovation was masterfully reinvented for the modern lifestyle including a chef’s kitchen designed for entertaining, that flows outdoors to the expansive neoclassical pool and patio, with fire pit and multiple seating areas. 2 Master suites, each with private balcony and ensuite, for a total of 4 bedrooms on the second floor The tiled lower level has a full bath, 2 car integral garage, and room for a bonus/home theatre/exercise room. The dramatic entry hall with marble floors and grand center staircase with mirrored walls are balanced by separate formal living and dining rooms both leading to covered loggias for wonderful indoor/ outdoor liiving.This elegant home awaits it’s new owner.

Kimberly Fleming of Gustave White Sotheby’s Int’l Realty is the listing agent.

To see the listing, visit

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