The 56,000-square-foot Holmby Hills megamansion known as The Manor is set to hit the market at a new asking price: $200 million. The Los Angeles Times reports that although the house "was previously shopped privately two years ago at an asking price $150 million, the bar has been set even higher in the wake of several landmark sales," including the $100-million sale of the Playboy Mansion in August and the $90-million sale of the Owlwood estate once owned by Sonny and Cher.
Rumors circulated in 2015 that owner Petra Ecclestone had turned down a $150-million offer, so the new, higher price tag isn’t all that surprising. The Times notes that at this price, the house would be among the most expensive homes for sale in the nation.
Formula One racing heiress Ecclestone bought The Manor from Candy Spelling in 2011, paying $85 million in cash. Spelling had lived in the house on the 4.7-acre property with her husband, the late TV producer Aaron Spelling.
During the Spelling years, the 14-bedroom, 27-bathroom mansion famously held a room for Mrs. Spelling’s doll collection and a room specifically for cutting flowers. (There are 123 rooms in all, so there’s plenty of space for these types of frivolous activities).
When Ecclestone took over, she set about giving the place a racy, clubby vibe, adding a nightclub in the basement, a spa with a massage parlor, and a large fish tank full of exotic fish.
Now, to see what the next owner brings to The Manor.
- Formula One heiress Petra Stunt lists the Manor for sale at $200 million [LAT]
- Hilton & Hyland [Official site]