Town of Palm Beach News

Campbell Soup Heir Buys House on North End

John Stawbridge Crompton, an heir to the Campbell’s Soup fortune, bought a house on the North End of Palm Beach for a reported $5.4 million, according to a deed filed Tuesday. The story was first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News.

The house is located at 280 List Road and has five bedrooms and two stories. Inside and out, it has 5,503 square feet of living space, according to property records.

Crompton is the great-grandson of John T. Dorrance, who founded Campbell Soup Co.

The seller was a businessman named Robert I. Kurzon. Kurzon and his late wife, Jane, paid $4.2 million for the house in 2007.

Campbell Soup Heir Buys House on North End

Property records show that the house, which sits on a lot measuring slightly more than half an acre, was built in 1959. Building records show that it underwent a total renovation and expansion in 2002 and was also improved by the Kurzons during their time living there.

Corcoran Group’s Paulette Koch and Dana Koch were the listing agents in the deal. According to records in the Palm Beach Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service, they listed the house at $5.6 million in mid-January and it was under contract by the end of April.

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Acting on behalf of the buyer was Agent Christopher Leavitt of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Leavitt and Dana Koch declined to discuss the transaction.

Crompton’s mother, Diana Dorrance Strawbridge Crompton Norris Wister, has longtime family ties to Palm Beach and a home in the Estate Section, according to property records. Wister is the granddaughter of the founder of Campbell Soup.

Public records indicate that Crompton has purchased other property in Palm Beach and Gulf Stream, the affluent costal town south of Palm Beach. Voting records list his most recent address as a Gulf Stream house at 3500 Polo Drive. The Gulf Stream house was purchased in 2009 for a recorded $4.8 million.

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