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Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the sale of the iconic ‘Bird House’, owned by the late Campbell Soup heiress, Dorrance H (Dodo) Hamilton, and located at 70 Beacon Hill Road in Newport.
The property sold for $9,000,000, which, according to Rhode Island Multiple Listing Service records, represents the highest sale recorded in Rhode Island this year to date. Kate Kirby Greenman of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty facilitated both sides of the sale.
The buyers are TV’s Judge Judy Sheindlin and her husband, Judge Jerry Sheindlin. Judge Judy told Ms Greenman that she and her husband are “looking forward to falling in love with Newport”, according to Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty.
Sited atop one of the highest points in Newport, ‘The Bird House’ is state-of-the-art in every aspect with exquisitely crafted details, top-of-the-line amenities, and exquisite landscaping. The soaring two-story entrance hall and living room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace enjoy lovely ocean views. No expense was spared to create a beautiful sanctuary using all that modern technology can provide.
Dodo Hamilton died at the age of 88 back in April 2017.