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HOUSE OF THE DAY: The 2,000-Acre Mellon Estate In Virginia Is On The Market For $70 Million

The Upperville, Virginia estate of late heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon recently hit the market for $70 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Called Oak Spring Farm, the 2,000-acre property includes a 10,000-square-foot Georgian...Show More Summary

On the Market: Bunny Mellon's 2,000-Acre Virginia Estate Asks $70M

The roughly 2,000-acre Virginia estate of the late Rachel "Bunny" Mellon has hit the market for a jaw-dropping $70M. Since Mellon passed in March at the ripe age of 103, we've seen seen more of the famed horticulturalist, art...

Sotheby’s to Auction Items From Paul and Bunny Mellon Estate

3 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

On Tuesday, Sotheby’s announced that it would auction contents from the estate of Rachel Lambert Mellon, known as Bunny, who died in March.

Disgraced Cheater John Edwards Banned From Bunny Mellon’s Funeral: Did Her Big Donation Fund His Affair?

Former US senator John Edwards charmed RachelBunnyMellon into donating $700,000 towards his 2008 presidential campaign, but when the generous 103-year-old passed away last month, the disgraced cheater was… READ ON

Bunny Mellon, a DC Garden Designer with Connections by Susan Harris

6 months agoHobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

Philanthropist and garden designer Bunny Mellon died recently, and I didn’t appreciate her significance until reading Adrian Higgins’ terrific profile of her in today’s  WaPo.  “RachelBunnyMellon, arts patron and confidante of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 103.” I didn’t even know that she designed two major gardens at the White House – the Jacqueline […]

American philanthropist Bunny Mellon dies at 103

(Reuters) - Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, the aristocratic philanthropist and a close friend of Jacqueline Kennedy who provided money used to conceal 2008 U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards' extramarital affair, has died at the age of 103, her attorney'...

ABC Ignores Death of Heiress Involved in John Edwards Scandal; CBS and NBC Skip Dem ID

ABC News completely ignored the Monday death of heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, who used her wealth to help conceal the mistress of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. CBS and NBC both noted the passing of the 103-year-old and her connection to Edwards, but failed identify Edwards as a Democrat. Show More Summary

RachelBunnyMellon, Heiress Who Paid For John Edwards Mistress, Dies At 103

RachelBunnyMellon, who married into the Mellon family banking fortune though she was already heiress to a mouthwash fortune of her own, passed away Monday at the age of 103, her friend and attorney Alexander Forger announced. Born Rachel Lowe Lambert, her wealth came from her grandfather, a chemist, who invented Listerine — and... Show More Summary

Heiress, Edwards Donor Bunny Mellon Dies

Rachel Lambert "Bunny" Mellon, an heir to the Listerine fortune and a horticulturalist, fine arts collector and philanthropist, died Monday at her Upperville, Va., estate. She was 103. Late in her life, her support for the presidential aspirations of John Edwards made news when scandal engulfed him. Show More Summary

Banking Heiress Bunny Mellon Dead At 103

UPPERVILLE, Va. (AP) — Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, the deeply private and profoundly wealthy centenarian, has died at her estate in Virginia. She was 103. Her longtime personal attorney Alexander Forger said from his office in New York City...Show More Summary

Former Edwards financial backer 'Bunny' Mellon dies at 103

(CNN) – Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a high-profile financial backer of former presidential candidate John Edwards, died Monday morning in Upperville, Virginia, according to her attorney, Alexander Forger. She was 103. Along with her ties to Edwards, Mellon was known for being a major arts patron and donating hundreds of art pieces to the National Gallery […]

Kennedy confidante RachelBunnyMellon dies at 103

Arts patron and Kennedy confidante RachelBunnyMellon died Monday. She was 103. The heiress to the Listerine fortune left her mark on Washington as the designer of the current White House Rose Garden, a patron of the National Gallery of Art, and perhaps most notably, for her close friendship with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. At 101, […]

Mellon Estate in Cape Cod Sells for $19.5 Million

The Cape Cod estate of philanthropist RachelBunnyMellon has sold for $19.5 million. The approximately 26-acre waterfront compound on a private island called Oyster Harbors had been listed with an asking price of $28.7 million.

"John Edwards Jury Reaches Verdict on Just 1 of 6 Counts."

"Jurors told Judge Catherine Eagles they had reached a unanimous verdict only on Count 3 of the indictment. That charge pertains specifically to more than $700,000 in donations wealthy heiress Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon gave Edwards to allegedly cover up an illicit affair and illegitimate child."

Twice-Told Tales

The grade-A dynamite evidence in the John Edwards trial, Exhibit 128, was a letter from the reclusive heiress RachelBunnyMellon, dated April 21, 2007, and addressed to Edwards’ body man/consigliere/sycophant Andrew Young. Mellon was incensed at a Politico scoop about her candidate billing a pricey haircut to his campaign.

The Incredible Life Of 101-Year-Old Banking Heiress Bunny Mellon

At 101, Rachel Lowe Lambert Mellon, better known as Bunny Mellon, has lived most of her life outside the spotlight. That's pretty impressive for the widow of banking legend Paul Mellon, whose net worth is an estimated $400 million. But...Show More Summary

'Bunny' Money Was Gift for Edwards: Lawyer

Another prosecution witness in the John Edwards trial may have just helped torpedo the prosecution. The lawyer for Rachel "Bunny" Mellon testified today that the billionaire heiress gave Edwards payments as gifts, not campaign contributions, MSNBC reports. Falsely labeled for furniture purchases, the checks were always intended to help Edwards...

John Edwards trial: ‘It was a good morning for the home team,’ ex-candidate says

2 years agoNews : The Newsroom

The third week of the John Edwards conspiracy trial opened Monday with the librarian for wealthy heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon—who gave $725,000 to Edwards during his 2008 presidential campaign—testifying that the former candidate sent a letter to Mellon asking for another $3 million just weeks before his indictment. Tony Willis, the librarian, said Mellon asked [...]

Edwards asked 'Bunny' Mellon for $3M just before indictment

In May 2011, just weeks before John Edwards was indicted for allegedly using $725,000 from an elderly heiress to hide his pregnant mistress, Edwards asked Rachel "Bunny" Mellon for an additional $3 million, her librarian testified today.

Lawyer testifies heiress meant payments as gifts, not contributions, to John Edwards

2 years agoNews : Field Notes

The lawyer for Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, the billionaire heiress who bankrolled payments to support John Edwards' mistress, testified forcefully Monday that Mellon considered the payments to be gifts to Edwards, not campaign contributi...

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