With deep family ties to Palm Beach, real estate agent Victoria Baker has sold a Bermuda-style house at 145 Clarendon Ave., which she owned through a trust, for a recorded $10.5 million in an off-market deal.
Baker, known as Tori, signed the deed this month as trustee of the Carol Victoria Oelsner Baker trust.
The buyer of the four-bedroom house was 145 Clarendon LLC, a Florida limited liability company with a mailing address matching that of Interactive Brokers Group in Greenwich, Connecticut. Business records show 145 Clarendon LLC is managed by attorney Christopher Uzpen with an address in the Phillips Point office building in downtown West Palm Beach. A message left for Uzpen at Interactive Brokers Group was not returned.
Built in 1951 on a half-acre lot, the one-story house last changed hands for $1.225 million in August 1997, records show. Baker at the time was married to the late Anthony Kane Baker, a descendent of one of Palm Beach’s oldest families, the Munns. Her family also has longtime ties to Palm Beach with roots in the shipping and transport business.
Designed by noted architect Marion Sims Wyeth, the house has 5,276 square feet of living space, inside and out, property records show. The property is the fourth one west of the Intracoastal Waterway and stands near the intersection of South County Road and South Ocean Boulevard.
The house had been marketed for lease and rented to tenants via on-and-off listings since 2009, according to records in the Palm Beach Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. Baker, an agent at Sotheby’s International Realty, had been the listing agent since 2013.
The rental listings show the remodeled house has a walled-in garden area accessed from several rooms and centered on the swimming pool. Other details include a three-car garage, high ceilings and a living room with pecky-cypress paneling and a tray ceiling. The floorplan also includes a den that can double as a fifth bedroom.
The house was sold with access to a neighborhood patio on the beach.
Baker has a homesteaded apartment on Ibis Isle she has owned through her trust since 2015, property records show.
She couldn’t be reached, and it’s unclear if she represented herself or if any other agents were involved in the sale recorded June 3 on Clarendon Avenue.
Wyeth designed the house for Vaughn Spaulding of Lake Forest, Illinois, and it was first sold in 1978 by the estate of Florence C. Spaulding, records show.
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