Ok, the Ecclestone sisters (British Formula One Racing heiresses) have a megamansion problem. Little sis/handbag designer Petra owns the 56,500-square-foot The Manor in Holmby Hills and now big sis/reality star Tamara is rumored to have checked out/"really liked" the old Walt Disney estate nearby, which is now home to a 35,000-square-foot pile (in addition to the remains of Disney's one-eighth scale Carolwood Pacific Railroad). (Tamara is currently laying down $150,000 a month in rent in Bel Air.) Meanwhile, the old Disney property--owned by Houston Dynamo owner Gabriel Brener--has a priceupping problem. The 3.7-acre property was first rumored to be pocket-listed back in December 2011 for somewhere north of $80 million. It was publicly listed in October 2012 with a "price on request" and accompanying reports of $90 million. Now TMZ, which sounds like it's perhaps been tipped by brokerage The Agency, says the property is asking $95 million. The strategy is just the kind of out-of-the-box thinking Disney would have loved.
· ECCLESTONE SISTERS Mine is BIGGER Than Yours!!! [TMZ]
· Site of Walt Disney's Carolwood Pacific Railroad For Sale [Curbed LA]
· Disney's Last Property (With Megamansion) Asking $90MM [Curbed LA]