There seems to be a more expensive sale or listing to report every week. This one takes us to familiar turf — the onetime home of famed TV and film producer Aaron Spelling and his wife, Candy, in the Westside neighborhood of Holmby Hills.

The $200-million price tag puts it atop the crop of luxury estates for sale in the Los Angeles area. Any chance there will be a higher-priced property for sale soon? Nothing surprises us anymore.

– Neal J. Leitereg and Lauren Beale

That’s no typo

Petra Stunt, the daughter of Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, has put the former Aaron and Candy Spelling estate up for sale. She bought the Manor, as the property is known, five years ago for $85 million in an all-cash deal.

Priced at a mind-blowing $200 million, the estate has slightly more living space than the White House at 56,500 square feet. The approximately 123 rooms include 14 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms.

Stunt, who is married to English businessman James Stunt, updated the interiors during her ownership. A lounge/entry lined in black-striped marble, the large aquarium in the study and the basement level nightclub are among her modifications.


Comparison Shopping?

If Petra Stunt’s Holmby Hills mansion is too rich for your blood, here’s a relative bargain listed at $79 million. That’s for 20,000 square feet of living space including 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms.

Gary L. Wilson, an investor and former chairman of Northwest Airlines, has put his home in the Holmby Hills area on the market.

Like many of the trophy homes that surround it, the estate has a history well-trod by Old Hollywood.

Among previous owners of the Georgian Colonial were Universal-International Pictures President William Goetz and his wife, Edie Mayer Goetz, the daughter of filmmaker Louis B. Mayer. Their dinner parties often drew such stars as David Niven, Loretta Young, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland and Cary Grant.

Courtesy of:  LA Times, Neal J. Letereg and Lauren Beale