The last time Spelling Manor changed hands was in 2019, when it sold to an undisclosed buyer for $119.75 million — the highest-ever recorded sale for Los Angeles County at the time.
Fast forward three years and the current price of the famed $165 million estate would not come close to the new California record set a year ago when venture capitalist Marc Andreessen paid $177 million for a Malibu property.
Still, the $165 million sticker price is one of the highest in the country for a single-family home.
Weighing in at over 56,000 square feet, the French chateau-inspired estate was originally built for the late TV producer Aaron Spelling and his widow, Candy Spelling. Saving no expense, Candy Spelling customized the sprawling home with a series of personalized amenity rooms, including a flower-cutting room, a behind-the-screen movie editing room of the home’s cinema, and a wine and cheese room outfitted with Parisian café-style tables and chairs.
Prior to the record sale in 2019, the house was owned by Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone, who had paid $85 million for the place in an all-cash deal.
During her residency, Ecclestone oversaw major renovations, updating interiors to modern tastes, and adding a beauty salon, aquarium and nightclub.
Spanning over an acre of living space, the home features 27 bathrooms and 14 bedrooms, including the 7,500-square-foot primary suite.
Other attractions include a solarium with patio doors, a formal dining room and a grand foyer with a 10-metre ceiling, as well as a games room, bowling alley and sun bed.
In an interview with Forbes last year, Ecclestone’s partner, real estate agent and lifestyle entrepreneur Sam Palmer revealed that the 123-room, W-shaped mansion will require 50 people to keep the estate in good working order.
A team of landscapers maintain gardens with rose gardens, citrus groves and acres of lawn. In addition, the many fountains, sculptures, koi ponds, swimming pool and sports fields require regular maintenance.
Located on 4.7 acres in Tony Holmby Hills, the property is adjacent to the Los Angeles Golf Club and just down the street from other well-known residences such as the Gregory Peck Estate and the Playboy Mansion.