A Minted Mystery Seller Places ‘Spelling Manor’ On The Market For Big $$
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A Minted Mystery Seller Places ‘Spelling Manor’ On The Market For Big $$

February 28, 2022 Share

Here we go again! Scarcely 2.5 years after it sold for the record-breaking sum of nearly $120 million, the Los Angeles mega-mansion known initially as Spelling Manor is back up for grabs. 

The buyer was rumoured to be Canadian multi-billionaire Daryl Katz– the owner of the Edmonton Oilers ice hockey team. 

However, according to The Wall Street Journal, the property was sold to an unidentified Saudi Arabian buyer. And according to Dirt, the buyer bought the place “sight unseen”, meaning without ever having viewed it in person – Dahm!

Before, the building belonged to Petra Ecclestone, the daughter of billionaire Bernie Ecclestone. She purchased the mansion from Candy Spelling for $85 million in 2011. She gave the manor an eccentric makeover, overhauling many of its staggering 123 rooms – even adding a nightclub in the basement and several large tanks filled with exotic fish.

Spelling Manor
Photo: Hilton & Hyland

Candy’s famous husband Aaron Spelling, the renowned TV producer from kickass movies like Charlie’s Angels, Charmed and more, built the mansion in 1988. Today Spelling’s LA Mansion is an enormous mansion in California, and this LA mansion is truly emblematic of the billionaire lifestyle. 

It’s hard to call the Spelling Manor anything other than regal. If we had to compare it to the actual White House of America, the Spelling Manor is 56,500 square feet with 123 rooms, whereas the White House is 55,000 square feet with 132 rooms. 

Spelling Manor
Photo: Hilton & Hyland

They’re within a rounding error of each other, and one is designed to make the most powerful men in the world comfortable. While the White House is probably a little more decked out with technology, security, and more, the Spelling Manor is beyond massive and far more than two people need. 

The mansion itself is made out of limestone mined from the same quarry to ensure it looks uniform. The foyer, the first place you see upon

Spelling Manor
Photo: Hilton & Hyland

entry, has a twin butterfly staircase, black and white marble flooring, and Renaissance paintings, and is simply huge. 

The bedroom is equally enormous, with not one, not two, but four different couches to sit or recline in, not to mention the giant bed itself. The main bathroom is more extensive than some public restrooms, with three sinks, a standalone tub, and mirrors galore. 

Spelling Manor
Photo: Hilton & Hyland
Photo: Hilton & Hyland

The closets in the main bedroom have staircases in them, not so much for more space, but just because they can. That’s not all, though. There’s a full-on hair salon and spa in this house, where one of the many staff members can style, cut, and colour your hair.

The mansion’s decorum is very well done — and very expensive. Opting for a black and white look on the walls, floors, and furniture means it has a more cold, modern feel, but this contrasts with the decorative moulding and old French interior design. 

Of course, this look can lend a lot of style to some of the more unique rooms in the Spelling Manor. For example, there’s a two-lane bowling alley with its shoe closet nearby so that anyone can play anytime.

Spelling Manor
Photo: Hilton & Hyland

While it may have sold for $120 million in the past, it’s currently on offer for $165 million. That’s a staggering number, even for Holmby Hills. 

But is it worth it?

Well, it must be if the current selling price falls short of the record selling price. 

The highest selling price was set by Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist Marc Andreessen and his wife, Laura Arrillaga. “They paid $177 million for a 13-building compound on seven acres above Paradise Cove in Malibu.”

The current listing agents for The Spelling Manor are Drew Fenton and Jeff Hyland of Hilton & Hyland

I am just going to slip that in there for anyone who wishes to play president.

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