The largest private residence in Los Angeles just became the most expensive home in America – BUSINESS INSIDER
A mansion known only as “the Manor” has just become America’s most expensive home, boasting a $200 million price tag.
Built in 1991 on five acres of land in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, the house is a staggering 56,500 square feet and has 123 rooms, including seven bedrooms and a service wing. The listing refers to it as the largest residence in Los Angeles.
To get a handle on just how big that square footage number is, a new home completed in America is 2,392 square feet on average, according to the 2010 Census.
The home is also equipped with a swimming pool, formal garden, and 100-car parking lot,according to The Wall Street Journal. The grand entrance has a circular driveway with a fountain in the middle and, inside, 30-foot ceilings.
There’s a bowling alley, a wine cellar and tasting room, and a full beauty salon complete with tanning and massage rooms. The kitchen count hovers around five. A 7,000-square-foot master suite comes with its own kitchen and living room and “a two-level closet connected by a pair of staircases,” according to The Journal. There’s also a gift-wrapping room that the media has often poked fun at.
The mansion has a long pedigree, as it was previously owned by Candy Spelling, the widow of producer Aaron Spelling. Spelling listed the property for $150 million in 2008.
It was eventually sold to Petra Stunt, the daughter of Formula One racing billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, for $85 million in 2011. Stunt tried to offload the property for $150 million in 2014, but a report says she declined a matching figure in 2015.
It’s now back to a price that blows all of the previous high numbers out of the water. The $200 million listing price makes it the most expensive home in America, replacing the Playboy Mansion, which ended up selling for $100 million after being listed for double that. Two homes — one in Florida, the other in California — are currently listed for $195 million, falling second to Stunt’s Holmby Hills home.
Rick Hilton and David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland have the listing.