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The Manor, Holmby Hills

The Manor, Holmby Hills, was the home of Aaron Spelling and is now for sale by his widow for $150 million.

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When Aaron Spelling, the producer responsible for Charlies Angels and Beverley Hills 90210, died in 2006, his widow put their hollywood mansion on the market for $150 million. A few months later it was reported that it sold for $130 million, but if that was true the sale must have fallen through because Candy Spelling continued to live there.

She listed it for sale again in March 2009 for the same price. At the time of writing (May 2010) it is still for sale.

Built in 1991 on land where Bing Crosby's former home once stood, The Manor is the largest home in Hollywood. The 56,000 square feet contains 123 rooms including a library, a cinema, gym, huge wine cellar, humidity-controlled silver storage room, gift wrapping room(!), and an entire floor dedicated to cupboard space.

It also has a bowling alley, a tennis court, swimming pool and a rooftop rose garden.

The grounds include a private citrus orchard, and are surrounded by woodland. A motorised moving car port has space for up to 100 cars.

The hall and staircase is particularly impressive. It is reported that Aaron Spelling specified a staircase "like the one in Gone With The Wind".

The Manor is located in the middle of the Los Angeles Country Club, surrounded by their very exclusive golf course. The huge size of the house (it is bigger than the Taj Mahal) upset club members and neighbours when it was first built, although I guess they must be used to it by now.

Enquiries to Hilton Hyland

Ariel view courtesy of Atwater Village Newbie