Actress Denise Richards has paid a reported $4,600,000 for a 5,651-square-foot house in Hidden Hills, Calif., which is just down the street from her current house, which she is selling.


Tomorrow, the Los Angeles Times' Ruth Ryon will break the story of Richards buying the house at 23726 Long Valley Road in Hidden Hills. Records show that Richards' Strudel Trust purchased the house, which sits on a 1.118-acre parcel, on June 29. The deal was recorded on August 3, according to public records.


Built in 1991 and originally listed for $4,395,000, Richards' new house has five bedrooms and seven baths, according to listing information. The house also has a chef's kitchen, a sun-filled breakfast room, a family room with a brick fireplace and library shelves, a master retreat with a sitting area and a master bath with an island tub, a steam shower, Carrera marble counters and whitewashed brick fireplace, according to listing information.

Check out an online listing sheet for Richards' new house.

For reasons we can't explain, Ryon made no mention of Richards' current house, at 23703 Long Valley Road, which we wrote about on April 10. Richards paid $4,000,000 for that house through her Lucy Trust in mid-2006, according to public records. That 5,188-square-foot house had been listed for $4,495,000 and now is on the market for $3,900,000 (yes, the asking price now is below Richards' purchase price for it).