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Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Interesting Houses | 9 comments | Print Print

Spelling Manor Update

From W Magazine:

Outside the Manor, a 56,500-square-foot castle in Los Angeles’s Holmby Hills built in 1991 by Aaron and Candy Spelling and bought last summer by Petra Ecclestone—the 23-year-old daughter of Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone—for a reported $85 million, a man inspected the wheels of a white Range Rover with a thick black stripe down the hood and petra written on the grille. His colleague polished a matching black one, marked stunt, for James Stunt, Petra’s husband of six months. Also arrayed, in fan formation in a motor court that is said to have space for a hundred cars, were a white Ferrari and a white Rolls-Royce Ghost (Petra’s) and a black Lamborghini and a black Rolls (James’s).

The interior of the Manor, once the domain of acres of chintz and known for housing Candy’s doll collection and the infamous gift-wrapping room—and, according to her memoir, for being the locus of her greatest social anxieties—has been Petra-fied. Designed in three weeks and installed in nine, a feat that required 500 workers and the tireless attention of the celebrity designer-builder Gavin Brodin, the house has been transformed from an old Dynasty-like set to a massive VIP lounge. Five thousand square feet of white marble lashed with thick black stripes pave the foyer; black carpet streaks up the sweeping double staircase to the second floor. Dark velvets line the walls, and little crystals sparkle everywhere.

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  1. from tacky to tackier

  2. Yawn… Spelling Manor’s gone to the dogs. Perhaps, when the new tenants decamp, the next can obtain a zoning variance, turning it all the way into a posh auto dealership. After all, the foyer is already pre-done, complete with racing stripes and gaudy chandellier.

  3. Why does anyone care?

  4. Nothing here I can relate to. Next.

  5. beautiful! Amazing! Fabulous!

  6. The blck goes with her black roots in her hair. To go all black only shows that she has no taste.

  7. The black goes with her black roots in her hair. To go all black only shows that she has no taste


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