Iconic Cliff Walk Estate is Sold

NEWPORT, RI  (September 8, 2021) – Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the sale of ‘Clarendon Court’ at 626 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.  This architecturally significant oceanfront estate sold for $30,000,000.  The seller was represented by David Huberman of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty.  The buyer was represented by Kate Kirby Greenman of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty. 

This superb residence of classical Palladian architecture 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. A high stone wall with beautiful iron gates opens 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, 3 separate guest quarters, and a charming brick-walled parterre garden.

David Huberman, listing broker stated, “Clarendon Court is a masterpiece of distinguished architect Horace Trumbauer, it has been considered by many to be one of the finest residences in America. It was meticulously restored by the seller while retaining the old-world craftsmanship and finish work which highlight the ambience. Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is very happy to have represented both the sellers and buyers in this luxury home transaction. The sale of this extraordinary residence is a clear indication of the strength of Newport’s real estate market.”

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