Celebrity Living: Paris Hilton’s Sunset Strip home for sale
Granddaughter of hotelier Conrad Hilton, the former Sunset Strip-Hollywood Hills home of super-socialite heiress Paris Hilton is now on the market priced at $4.8 million (U.S.).
As the inventor of the concept of being famous for being famous and accidentally making sex tapes a popular vehicle for others to gain their foothold in the celebrity world, those who have looked deeper than Hilton’s party-girl image are fully aware that this gorgeous heiress is a workhorse when it comes to creating and promoting her brands, whether it be her perfume line, accessory stores, acting on television and in films, authoring her book Confessions of an Heiress, a New York Times best seller, recording albums or hiring out as a hot celebrity DJ. From tabloid fodder to highly successful entrepreneur, Hilton’s story has been from riches to more riches through her own hard work.
Hilton started her career as a model for Donald Trump’s agency, Trump Model Management, while still a teenager. Her looks, family connections and lifestyle amid the wealthiest social circles made her popularity soar when she was featured in tabloids and entertainment news.
When ex-boyfriend, poker player Rick Salomon, released a sex tape which he filmed during their affair, Hilton was devastated but shortly thereafter co-starred with her friend Nicole Richie in the hit television reality series The Simple Life, which ran for five seasons on Fox. It was during this time frame when Hilton lived in her Hollywood Hills home that is now for sale.
Though now living and operating out of Ibiza, Spain, Paris travels most of the year promoting her brands and doing DJ gigs. She occasionally returns to the U.S. to visit family. Now engaged to The Secret Circle star Chris Zylka, Hilton is currently planning her 2019 wedding. Her most recent estimated wealth was approximately $300 million, which the tabloids gleefully report has increased by several million dollars with the gift of her pricey engagement ring.
The house Hilton called home during the filming of her reality television series is a three-story, Spanish-style property overlooking Sunset Strip and sweeping views of the Los Angeles city lights. Built in 1926, the 3,064 sq. ft. house includes four bedrooms and four baths, formal living and dining rooms that open to a courtyard, and a large eat-in kitchen that opens to the backyard with high-low terraces, lawn, swimming pool, spa and firepit.
Old Hollywood-style glamour elements include dark wood floors, wood-beamed ceilings, pool cabanas and impressive chandeliers, which have always been hallmarks of star-studded California real estate. There is also a game room with pool table, a spacious media room, guest quarters, den and separate office.
The master suite is pure Hollywood sparkle. Hilton brought in her team of decorators for the house to turn it into a true heiress-style abode as they had done for her other homes. These same furnishings are included in the sale.
Hilton’s glamorous Hollywood Hills home and her original furnishings, where she lived during the five seasons of her television program The Simple Life are now for sale priced at $4.8 million (U.S.). Co-listing agents are Rebekah Schwartz Sklar and Hilton’s uncle, Mauricio Umansky of The Agency in Beverly Hills.
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