We're obviously far from the first to report on this (although we're all still ahead of the Los Angeles Times' Ruth Ryon, who doesn't have a blog), but Paris Hilton on Thursday officially placed her old world Spanish-style house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills on the market for $4,250,000.
The listing of the four-bedroom house at 1467 N. Kings Road, where Paris famously was extracted by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and ordered to return to the county's jail, isn't much of a surprise, particularly given how close the house is to the street and given Hilton's desire to move to something more private. Nor, for that matter, is the asking price, although it's a little rich. Hilton, who is renting a house in Malibu for the summer, paid in the $2.9 million to $3 million range (we couldn't find the exact sale price) for the house in November 2004, and almost immediately transferred it into her Whitney Richards Trust, according to public records.
Somewhat surprisingly, Hilton's house isn't the easiest to find in public records, in part because it was assigned a new permanent index number (PIN) (5555-013-031) shortly before she bought it, after the previous owner had subdivided it from the lot behind it at 8416 Harold Way. Features in Hilton's home include one bedroom that has been converted into a closet, separate guest quarters, a separate office, speakers throughout, a pool, and a Jacuzzi, according to listing information and the Wall Street Journal. Built in 1926, the house also has three and a half baths, a media room and built-in flat screen TVs throughout, according to public records and previous news accounts.
One other note: We do not recommend going to this website, but someone (not Hilton, and not her agent) long ago reserved the website www.1467kingsroad.com and suggests that it might be for sale. Right now, it's just a directory page with a list of advertisers (which is why we don't recommend visiting it). Once Hilton sells the house, that URL's value will be, well, zero.