Judge Judy Purchases Iconic 'Bird House' in Newport for $9 Million

Posted by Lisa Babbitt — August 6, 2018

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty logoNEWPORT, RI - Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the sale of the iconic ‘Bird House’, owned by the late Campbell Soup heiress, Dorrance H. Hamilton, and located at 70 Beacon Hill Road in Newport, Rhode Island. 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.

70 Beacon HillThe buyers are 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”.

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.

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 pleys@gustavewhite.com for more information.

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, 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 strategic 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.

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