The one-time home of William Barron Hilton is now being sold for $75 million. Located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, the house was commissioned by Jay Paley and designed by Paul Revere Williams in 1936. The 15,000-square-foot house sits on a 2.5-acre parcel of land within walking distance of Jeff Bezos’s new $165 million home. The so-called Paley House features a famous large swimming pool containing multi-colored, zodiac-themed tiles. The property also holds a tennis court and an ornamental koi pond.
- This particular Hilton property, in the swank Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, is the historic former home of legendary hotelier and philanthropist William Barron Hilton.
- Part of the home’s considerable appeal is that it was designed in 1936 by Paul Revere Williams, a pioneering Black architect who designed homes for Hollywood elite such as Frank Sinatra.
- In a video accompanying the listing, Barron’s father and Hilton & Hyland cofounder Rick Hilton, 65, remembers the legendary parties with as many as 1,000 guests filling the lawns and tennis court.
“Still known as the Paley House, this 15,000-square-foot Georgian Colonial-style mansion was commissioned by Jay Paley, whose family founded the Columbia Broadcasting System, better known as CBS. Paley owned the estate until his death in 1961.”