Legendary Spelling Mansion Finally in Escrow

After more than two years on the market, this famous estate almost has a new owner.

Published: June 14th 2011
in Culture » Society

The Manor.

The most expensive home in the United States may finally have a buyer. The 57,000-square-foot French chateau-style abode, completed in 1991 by late television producer Aaron Spelling, may be sold to Petra Ecclestone.


Ecclestone is the 22-year-old fashion designer and daughter of multi-billionaire Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone. The deal in currently in escrow waiting to close.


Spelling’s widow, Candy, has had the property, located in the Holmby Hills neighbourhood of Los Angeles, on the market for a paltry $150-million since March 2009. The sprawling five-acre estate, known as “The Manor,” comes complete with such amenities as a bowling alley, hair salon, flower-cutting room, a humidity-controlled silver storage room, a script-binding room moonlighting as a library (yes, that is correct), multiple gift-wrapping rooms (yes, that is also correct) and enough parking for 100 vehicles.


“This house is the equivalent of a midsize hotel. It’s a lot of work,” Candy once told People Magazine with regards to her humble domicile.


Aaron Spelling, who passed away in 2006 at the age of 83, was a prolific film and television producer. He was responsible for such TV primetime classics as Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty, Starsky and Hutch, Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place.


Currently, Petra Ecclestone has a six-storey home in London’s Chelsea neighbourhood that was procured for nearly $91-million. Presuming the Spelling deal goes through, she intends on dividing her time between London and Los Angeles.

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