Actress Denise Richards is on the move yet again, listing her five-bedroom, one-story “equestrian estate” house in a celebrity enclave of Hidden Hills, Calif. for $4,495,000.
Your Mamaover at the Real Estalkerdid a fine job yesterday of writing about this subject—as have the tabloids—but we thought we’d weigh in with our thoughts (and information) as well. Richards, 36, paid $4 million in May 2006 through her Lucy Trust for the 5,188-square-foot house on a 1.108-acre lot at 23703 Long Valley Road in Hidden Hills. Now, however, Richards is pulling up stakes and moving on. Her PR people claim she’s selling the house to find something larger, but apparently Richards also has earned the wrath and scorn of her neighbors for having invited photographers from Us magazine into her gated enclave.
So now, Richards is selling the house after a very short stay in it. Features in the house, which was built in 1954, include four full baths and one half bath, an office, a gym, parklike grounds with a sprawling lawn, an outdoor barbecue and fireplace, a pool, a spa and a barn, according to public records and listing information. Check out listing information for the house thatRichards is selling hereandalso here.
Richards previously had lived in Westlake Village, Calif., where she had purchased a 7,407-square-foot house on a 1.2-acre lot at 4671 Middle Fork Circle in May 2005 for $3,995,000, and sold it in July 2006 for $4.1 million. That house is just a few blocks west of actress Heather Locklear’s house, which is at 4970 Summit View Drive in Thousand Oaks, Calif. and which was deeded to Locklear in 1995 by her ex-husband, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, according to public records. As most know, Richards and Locklear’s estranged husband, Richie Sambora, began an affair as Sambora and Locklear’s divorce process began, which had to have made remaining in Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks difficult for Richards. As such, she made the move last summer to the Hidden Hills house that she’s now selling.
Among the other celebrities living in Richards’ Hidden Hills enclave are the following: actor Matt LeBlanc, whose Skyline Trust very quietly paid exactly $9 million in late 2005 to buy a six-bedroom, 11,158-square-foot house at 5580 Bill Cody Road in Hidden Hills, according to public records; Melissa Etheridge, who paid $3,595,000 in September 2004 to buy a 6,837-square-foot house on 3.42 acres at in Hidden Hills, according to public records; and Lisa Marie Presley.