The White House-sized Los Angeles megamansion, known as Spelling Manor, has returned to the market for $165 million, more than 25% more than it sold in 2019.
Created in 1990 for the late TV producer Aaron Spelling – whose shows included “Charlie’s Angels” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” – and his wife, Candy, the lavish French chateau-inspired home sits on more than 4, 5 acres in the city’s affluent Holmby Hills neighborhood. It’s over 56,000 square feet and “offers every amenity imaginable, from bowling alleys to beauty salons, rolling lawns to rose gardens, a legendary library to a professional screening room,” according to Friday’s listing with Jeff Hyland. and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland.
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The 14-bedroom, 27-bathroom residence was last sold in 2019 after four years on the market. The $120 million sale set a record at the time for the most expensive property in Los Angeles, according to reports. That number was shattered a few months later, and again two years ago when Jeff Bezos bought David Geffen’s Beverly Hills mansion for $165 million.
British heiress Petra Ecclestone, the daughter of Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, sold the property in 2019, for a discount of $80 million from its original asking price. It was sold to an unidentified Saudi buyer, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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Ms Ecclestone oversaw a massive renovation with Gavin Brodin, a Los Angeles-based design-builder, which employed more than 500 workers, according to the Wall Street Journal. She created a beauty salon in the room where Mrs. Spelling housed her enormous collection of porcelain dolls, but Mrs. Ecclestone kept Aaron Spelling’s film editing room behind the cinema screen, complete with his handwritten notes.
Some of the other features of the house include a foyer with 30 foot ceilings, a towering chandelier and an imperial staircase with wrought iron railings; a formal dining room that can accommodate 22 guests; a solarium surrounded by French doors leading to the swimming pool; a wine cellar and tasting room and a 7,500 square foot master suite.
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The property borders the Los Angeles Country Club and is also located near several other well-known estates, including the Playboy Mansion and the Gregory Peck Estate, Mansion Global reported in 2019. Countless events have taken place at the mansion, with guests including luminaries such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
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Mr. Fenton and Mr. Hyland did not immediately return a request for comment.
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