One of Los Angeles's most ridiculous and infamous mansions, the Holmby Hills estate known as The Manor, never fails to entertain with its hijinks. Built in 1991 by producer Aaron Spelling and his wife Candy, and owned since 2011 by the British Formula One racing heiress Petra (Ecclestone) Stunt and her husband, James Stunt, the 56,500-square-foot megamansion (one of LA's first) was reportedly being shopped around ever-so-quietly last summer—for a staggering $150 million. Now it appears the heiress is having second thoughts, though, because Variety hears that, incredibly, she "turned down a Chinese media magnate and film producer who met her gasp-worthy price on the 4.5-acre estate."
Stunt bought the Manor for $85 million in cash (CASH!) and since moving in she's put a lot of money into the house on top of that. (Well, not a lot of money for her.) The Manor underwent a renovation that reportedly cost $20 million, required 500 workers to complete, and left the place looking like "a plush hybrid between a fancy boutique hotel, an upscale gentlemen's club and a high end department store." Classy.
· Petra Ecclestone Stunt Not Secretly Selling After All? [Variety]
· Can Petra Stunt Get $150 Million For the Infamous Manor? [Curbed LA]
· 15 Ridiculous Things Petra Ecclestone Brought to The Manor [Curbed LA]
· Candy Spelling Sells The Manor For $85 Million [Curbed LA]