To the Manor born

The late TV producer Aaron Spelling’s mansion and five-acre estate, ranked as America’s most expensive home when it went on the market in 2009, is near the final stages of a sale, the Wall Street Journal reported.

By (Reuters)

Published: Thu 16 Jun 2011, 8:05 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 6:14 PM

The 57,000-square-foot French chateau-style house originally was listed at an asking price of $150 million, though the amount being paid for it has yet to be reported, the Journal said.

The buyer, according to the newspaper, is Petra Ecclestone, a 22-year-old heiress to her billionaire father Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One racing empire.

She plans on splitting her time between London and Los Angeles in advance of her August wedding to businessman James Stunt, the Journal said.

The home, dubbed “The Manor,” was built by Spelling and his wife, Candy, in 1991 in Los Angeles’ exclusive Holmby Hills neighbourhood. The property sprawls over five acres and features more than 100 rooms, a staircase inspired by the sweeping stairway in the film Gone with the Wind, and multiple flower-cutting and gift-wrapping rooms.

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