Sale of Iconic Newport Cliff Walk Estate for $30 Million

Gustave White Sotheby’s International RealtyNEWPORT, RI – 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, also of Gustave White Sotheby’s.

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.

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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.

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Listing broker David Huberman stated, "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 highlight the ambience. Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is very happy to have represented both the seller and buyer 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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About Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is a full-service agency specializing in waterfront and luxury real estate and serving all of Rhode Island, including Block Island, as well as southeast Connecticut and coastal Massachusetts. Gustave White has been in business for over 80 years as a leader in the luxury market and became Sotheby’s first affiliate in 1976. Gustave White is also the Rhode Island Regent member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. Paul A. Leys, Co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, may be reached at 401-848-6706 or at for more information.

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Founded in 1976, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.