The Manor in Holmby Hills is on the market for $165 million.
Photo: Hilton & Hyland

Palatial Los Angeles Manor Built for Aaron Spelling Lists for $165 Million

The extravagant French château-inspired estate sits on more than 4.5 acres in the city’s affluent Holmby Hills neighborhood

Having once been crowned Los Angeles’s largest home, the 56,500-square-foot behemoth built for late television mogul Aaron Spelling and his family has come to market once again, having last sold in 2019 for a whopping $119.75 million. This time, the 4.5-acre Holmby Hills estate, known colloquially as “The Manor,” is asking $165 million, making it one of the most expensive properties in the entire country. (The top spot, however, belongs to “The One” in Beverly Hills, which recently listed for an eye-watering $295 million and will head to auction on February 28.)

Larger than the White House by several thousand square feet, the Spelling residence was constructed in 1991 and features French château–inspired architecture by James Langenheim & Associates. The limestone-clad beauty comes with 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, a billiards room, a bowling alley, and an arcade, while the manicured grounds are equipped with a swimming pool, tennis courts, a rose garden, and staff quarters.

The resort-style pool court. Photo: Hilton & Hyland

Spelling, who passed away in 2006, was a producer and writer behind such hit TV shows as Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty, Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, 7th Heaven, and Charmed. He left the property to his wife, Candy, who sold it in 2011 to Formula One racing heiress Petra Ecclestone for a reported $85 million. It was Ecclestone who undertook what appears to be the most recent renovation, which was completed in just 12 weeks and overseen by designer-builder Gavin Brodin. The British socialite showed off the home’s dazzling facelift in a 2012 W Magazine feature, which noted that the fashionista had installed a spa with a massage parlor and a lower-level nightclub, but preserved the so-called Prince Charles suite, where the Prince and Diana, Princess of Wales, stayed when the Spellings threw a party for them. (She did, however, turn Spelling’s infamous gift-wrapping room into an office for her assistant.)

Ecclestone unloaded the opulent pad in 2019 to an anonymous Saudi Arabian buyer for $120 million, which set a record at the time for Los Angeles County. Only time will tell if the palatial spread is destined to make history once again.

The home is listed with Drew Fenton and Jeff Hyland of Hilton & Hyland. See more photos below. 

The French Chateaux–inspired residence was designed by James Langenheim & Associates. Photo: Hilton & Hyland

The soaring entryway. Photo: Hilton & Hyland

The cinema room. Photo: Hilton & Hyland

The bowling alley. Photo: Hilton & Hyland

The home features its own private salon. Photo: Hilton & Hyland

The dining room. Photo: Hilton & Hyland

Cover: The Manor in Holmby Hills is on the market for $165 million.
Photo: Hilton & Hyland


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