Rick and Kathy Hilton have sold their Georgian-style mansion located in the prestigious lower Bel Air neighborhood for $25 million – $30 million below the original $55 million price tag.
The socialite couple first purchased the land for $9.3 million in 2015 before knocking down the existing abode and rebuilding a new mansion designed to qualify as one of the world's best homes. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and Rick (the grandson of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton) listed the property in September 2021 before suffering numerous price drops. However, Robb Report reports that its time on the market has come to an end – courtesy of the family of Song Qinghou, a billionaire Mainland Chinese magnate ranked as China's richest man by Forbes.
The property, much like Rick and Kathy's primary residence, oozes Los Angeles luxury from its Old World-style façade (created by Hollywood-based firm Harrison Design) to its opulent interiors, designed by Nicole Gordon Studio and Kathy herself.
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In the same way that Kathy's main home (also located in Bel-Air) exhibits contemporary decor in a traditional setting – this mansion blends eras to create a home that appears eternally timeless. This includes a monochromatic-hued living room (complete with off-white furnishings and stark black accents) and a grand entryway with grey-and-white checkerboard stone flooring.
Rick and Kathy interrupted the neutral color scheme in their blue kitchen – where they interrupted their palette and introduced denim blue paint across the cabinets. Other stand-out rooms include a soothing wood-paneled library, a hidden wet bar, and a wine room in the basement (because who can resist a speakeasy-style space?)
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The home includes eight bedrooms (and reportedly no fewer than 16 bathrooms), including a primary bedroom with a private wing, double closets, and dual marble-draped bathrooms.
Naturally, the yard is just as luxurious. Reportedly, the space houses a limestone terrace that flows to the rectangular pool, spa, and pool house. There's also another kitchen (perfect for hosting when the sun sets above Los Angeles) and an additional bathroom.
While Kathy and Rick have sold this Bel-Air compound, they still own their own 1920s stone manor house in the neighborhood. Just like this home, it's a trove of elegance and timeless luxury, comprising a similar neutral color palette and an enviable outdoor living space.
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Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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