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Barron Hilton’s Bel-Air estate with 13 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms sells for $61.5M

The iconic 13-bedroom, 17-bathroom Los Angeles mansion of hotel magnate William Barron Hilton has sold for $61.5 million.

And according to the LA Times, that makes it the priciest Southern California home sale this year.

The Georgian-style mansion built in 1936 is situated on two and a half acres in one of the world’s most exclusive and expensive neighborhoods.

Hilton purchased the property in the 1960s and lived there until his death at 91 in September 2019.

A sprawling 13-bedroom, 17-bathroom Bel-Air mansion that was owned by the late hotel magnate William Barron Hilton has sold for $61.5 million, making it the priciest home sale in Southern California this year

The house, built in 1936, was designed by the famed architect Paul R. Williams and is considered one of his most iconic works

The house, built in 1936, was designed by the famed architect Paul R. Williams and is considered one of his most iconic works

Hilton purchased the property in the 1960s and lived there until his death at 91 in September 2019

Hilton purchased the property in the 1960s and lived there until his death at 91 in September 2019

Originally listed in December for $75 million, the sale was handled by the businessman’s sons Rick and Barron Hilton.

The identity of the buyer is not yet know, the LA Times reported. 

The late Barron Hilton was the son and successor of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton. 

Born in Dallas, Texas, in 1927, he served as chairman, president and chief executive of Hilton Worldwide, which holds more than 6,000 hotels globally. 

During his 30-year tenure, he transformed his father’s empire into one of the world’s most recognizable hotel brands. 

He had two daughters and six sons, as well as 15 grandchildren – including Paris and Nicky – and four great-grandchildren.

 His wife, Marilyn Hawley Hilton, died in 2004 after sixty years of marriage. 

The Georgian-style 15,000-square-foot residence is situated on two and a half acres in one of the world's most exclusive and expensive neighborhoods

The Georgian-style 15,000-square-foot residence is situated on two and a half acres in one of the world’s most exclusive and expensive neighborhoods

The home includes a sweeping  staircase and ornate fixtures as well as grand public spaces designed for entertaining

The home includes a sweeping  staircase and ornate fixtures as well as grand public spaces designed for entertaining

Custom moldings are used throughout and it boasts high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows

Custom moldings are used throughout and it boasts high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows 

The step-down living room and formal dining room feature impressive fireplaces and polished wood floors

The dining room also has a crystal chandelier

The step-down living room and formal dining room feature impressive fireplaces and polished wood floors 

The residence includes a commercial kitchen, billiards room, den and circular breakfast nook.

There are several patios and outdoor dining areas with impressive Georgian-style columns.

Two main suites are both located on the upper floor of the mansion and accessed via a sweeping staircase and elevator.

The suites include dressing rooms as well as bathrooms and have stunning garden views.   

Georgian-style columns surround a patio looking out on the mansion's back lawn

And the mansion boasts several outdoor dining area

Georgian-style columns surround a patio looking out on the mansion’s back lawn and the mansion boasts several outdoor dining area

Two main suites are both located on the upper floor of the mansion and accessed via a sweeping staircase and elevator.

Two main suites are both located on the upper floor of the mansion and accessed via a sweeping staircase and elevator.

The suites include spacious bathrooms

They also have dressing rooms and vanity areas

The suites include dressing rooms as well as spacious bathrooms and vanity areas

Some bedrooms include fireplaces and sitting areas and have garden views

Some bedrooms include fireplaces and sitting areas and have garden views 

The landscaped grounds boats an Olympic size swimming pool with custom tiles that depict the 12 signs of the Zodiac.

There are fountains dotted around the lush lawns along with reflecting pools.

The amenities also include two motor courts, a pool house and a sunken tennis court.   

The landscaped grounds boats an Olympic size swimming pool with custom tiles that depict the 12 signs of the Zodiac

 The landscaped grounds boats an Olympic size swimming pool with custom tiles that depict the 12 signs of the Zodiac

A large pool house overlooks the recreational area

A large pool house overlooks the recreational area 

There's a sunken tennis court, too, and two guest houses

There’s a sunken tennis court, too, and two guest houses

Fountains and reflecting pools are dotted around the landscaped grounds

Fountains and reflecting pools are dotted around the landscaped grounds 

Barron Hilton had two daughters and six sons, as well as 15 grandchildren - including Paris (pictured with him in 2010). His wife, Marilyn Hawley Hilton, died in 2004

Barron Hilton had two daughters and six sons, as well as 15 grandchildren – including Paris (pictured with him in 2010). His wife, Marilyn Hawley Hilton, died in 2004


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