Newport estate once owned by Sunny von Bulow sold for $30 million

NEWPORT — The former home of Claus and Martha “Sunny” von Bulow, known as “Clarendon Court,” sold late Thursday afternoon for $30 million.

The home, located at 626 Bellevue Ave. in Newport, was designed by Horace Trumbauer in 1904. His inspiration for Clarendon Court was the John Hedworth House built in 1717 in County Durham, England, by Architect Colen Campbell. 

The home is encompassed by a high stone wall with beautiful iron gates that open to a cobblestone courtyard and entry to the residence. The magnificently landscaped estate of more than seven acres with sweeping ocean views, extends to the cliff edge, above and over the famous Cliff Walk. A gracious carriage house includes ample garage space, three separate guest quarters, and a charming brick-walled parterre garden. 

The seller was represented by David Huberman of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, and the buyer was represented by Kate Kirby Greenman, also of Gustave White Sotheby’s. 

In a press release, Huberman said, “Clarendon Court is a masterpiece of distinguished architect Horace Trumbauer, and has been considered by many to be one of the finest residences in America. It was meticulously restored by the seller, while retaining old-world craftsmanship and finish work, which highlights the ambiance.”

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