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TV's Judge Judy Buys $9 Million Newport, Rhode Island Mansion

The Newport mansion's late owner was a Campbell Soup heiress

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    TV's Judge Judy Buys $9 Million Newport, Rhode Island Mansion
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    Left: Judge Judy Sheindlin at the 2014 Heroes of Hollywood Luncheon; Right: The Newport, Rhode Island estate known as the "Bird House," which Sheindlin purchased for $9 million in July 2018.

    Judy Sheindlin, best known as TV's "Judge Judy," is buying a $9 million estate in Newport, Rhode Island.

    Known as the "Bird House," the Newport Daily News reports the home was owned by the late Dorrance Hill Hamilton, who died last year at age 88.

    According to a statement from Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty, the house has a two-story entrance hall, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and "lovely ocean views."

    The statement quotes Sheindlin as saying she and her husband, Judge Jerry Sheindlin, were "looking forward to falling in love with Newport."

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    Hamilton, who was a Campbell Soup heiress, summered in the city and built the Bird House in 2013. She was known as an avid gardener and was one of the founders of the Newport Flower Show.

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