Paula Redstone buys Beverly Hills home for $4.15 million
Paula Redstone, the 40-something soon-to-be ex-wife of octogenarian billionaire Sumner Redstone, just bought a Beverly Hills home, spending $4.15 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The house was originally listed at $4.45 million and then lowered to what it sold for. Time on the market: 38 days.

The five-bedroom, nine-bathroom house has 7,620 square feet. It has hand-distressed wide-planked hardwood floors; high, beamed ceilings and a gourmet kitchen. The home has seven brick fireplaces, a family room-theater, a pond-like pool and an outdoor dining area that includes a pizza oven.

Sumner Redstone filed for divorce in October from Paula, who is his second wife. He owns the media companies Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp., which include the legendary Paramount film studio, CBS television network, MTV and a host of cable companies.

Drew Mandile and Brooke Knapp of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, had the listing. The property was sold by Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties Inc., Beverly Hills, according to the MLS.

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