Here is another look at the late Aaron Spelling’s 56,500 square foot mega-mansion dubbed The Manor. Thanks to reader Daniel for the tip! This video gives you a first ever glimpse of the Prince Charles room and the barber shop. You also get to see the foyer, the media room, one of the 3 gift wrapping rooms, and the china room. All of these videos of The Manor are great and all, but do you think it’s going to help sell the house? I have a feeling she might just take it off the market in a couple of months and keep it for herself, because I HIGHLY doubt she will get anything near $150 million for it.

  • Russell

    I am freaking out! I love this house!




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  • Venom

    Such a cool house.
    A little overpriced but I have to respect it’s enormity.




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  • Bobby

    Tthe late Aaron Spelling’s 56,500 square foot mega-mansion dubbed The Manor want sell for 150 mil. I’ve seen mansion bigger than that and far more up to date with electronic gadgets you want believe. It’s a beautiful home, but not for $150 mil.




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  • Daniel

    I agree. It’s a great piece of property and a stunning exterior, but the interior is not nearly as opulent as homes being built today in the same style. Personally, I see it selling for 1/2 the asking price.

    And that Prince Charles room…eh. Is it me or does the furniture look like it came out of the Dynasty set?




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  • Kyle

    You have got to be kidding me. That’s it!? That home looks cheap and sparse on the interior. I was expecting something like Versailles, but that place, no way would I pay $156 million for that if I had that kind of money. It just looks like a slightly upscale hotel.




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    • Kenny Forder

      agreed. I have seen way better interiors in homes that are only in the $10 – $20 million range. but I guess you’d be paying for the exclusiveness of the home (famous neighbors, famous past owner) and also the fact of it’s sheer size.




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  • KEV

    For all its symmetry and beauty from the outside, it is somewhat dull on the inside. Maybe there hasn’t been significant (or any) updating since it was built 20 years ago. But I did expect 30 foot ceilings and other over the top things and there really aren’t any. It’s just a small house made larger, which is not the same thing as most houses even half this size.

    Here is the zillow link–their value for the home has been all over the place for the last few years, but nowhere near 150 Million. I think it might be worth 40 to 50, but renovatiions would be needed to suit the ego of practically anyone who bought it. Hell, they might even tear it down for the lot if they bought it for 40 mil.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/594-S-Mapleton-Dr-Los-Angeles-CA-90024/20524417_zpid/




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  • george

    Not everything for sale is truely for sale. Here we are dealing with a woman who had attention paid to her because she was Mrs. Aaron Spelling. When he died she became a person of lesser importance. Her daughter wasn’t speaking to her. Zillow calls it a 27 million dollar house. The only was to get back in the spotlight is to ask six times the value of the house and gain a little attention back again. Which anyone would, living in the most expensive house for sale in America.




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    • george

      I was wrong, Zillow has it at $25,562,000. Sorry




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      • Venom

        Zillow is clearly wrong with its valuation of this home.
        It is worth far more than $25 million.
        I don’t believe Zillow is set up to calculate the values of homes like these.
        I do see where you are coming from though. lol




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        • j

          The home is worth atleast $75 million………it is 56,000 square feet…..the largest in los angelas…..so i dont believe zillow….maybe they are talking about a neighbors house




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        • george

          Venom I do agree that zillow is low,BUT, if either of us were in talks to purchase such a house it is one heck of a counter-poiint. Also j the value of such a house is the current value of the land plus the depreciated cost of replacement.




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          • Venom

            If we were in talks to purchase this home and we offered her such an insulting sum, we would be kicked out of the house on our asses.
            This is a house, not a car.
            It is not a depreciating asset.
            In fact it would cost more to replace it now than what the home was built for if you built new.
            She may not punch you dead in the face if you offer at least $70-80 million…maybe




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  • george

    Venom, I said the depreciated cost of replacement. What I’m saying is a percentage of current replacement cost. The roof, appliances, AC and heating systems etc of a 20 year old house are not as good nor worth as much as NEW. Also if it is handled in a way as to say zillow places a value on your house of X dollars you can start a diologue. I seriously doubt she has had any offers. She might be receptive to a higher price, but being she started way high, the first offer should be low. In the case I was asked what the house was worth my best guess is 35 to 40 mil for the house plus the value of the land, whatever that is.




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    • Venom

      And still you forget the cost of labor, materials etc when you are calculating your depreciation.

      Just so you know, most homes, especially high end homes are not calculated on a linear scale of what the appliances are worth and they are not depreciated.
      Even in a crappy state or area, excluding this unusual bad market, most properties experience at least an annual 5% appreciation.

      It is a nominal cost to replace or repair no matter what the size of the home.
      For example there are 4 furnaces and AC units in my home.
      Even if they were totally replaced including the 3 hot water heaters, it would cost maybe $20,000 to $25,000 total.
      The roof would be maybe another $15,000 to $20,000.
      That is nothing.
      Even if I went wild and spent $100,000 on a slate roof it would still be a percentage of the overall value.

      Even if you went crazy and somehow spent a million updating the systems in Spelling’s house it would be relatively insignificant compared to the overall value and cost to purchase it.

      You offer 35 to 40 million dollars for that home you might get a shotgun pointed at you.
      I personally would release the hounds, Mr. Burns style.




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  • george

    I forgot nothing, to say that a house could not be replaced for 750 a sq ft is not realistic. Remember 1/3 of the house is basically a finished attic. Hounds be gone.




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    • Venom

      Have you built a house like this?
      How do you know what it costs?
      My house was $200 a square foot excluding the land and is nowhere on the level of these homes.
      At this level you can have a single chandelier that costs $250,000 or more and god knows what else.
      Good luck with your offer.
      I wish I could see Candy Spelling and her agent rolling on the ground with laughter at your valuation of her home.




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      • george

        Are you a related to Candy or her agent




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  • KEV

    Both of you are both right and wrong. It is true that homes such as this carry an additional “value” because of their size or location. And while building the home new today on that lot might cost well beyond zillow 25 Million plus, I am pretty sure it wouldn’t top 65-70 million. However, even after that, the house would only be worth what someone else would be willing to pay for it, not some egotistical appraisal from its owner or realtor. As I said above, I think it would sell for around 50. But Candy would die before she will let it go for that, because about 60% of her vain ego is tied up in this home. The other 40% from her plastic surgery. She wanted to be a star and never was. This house gives her a small amount of publicity, other than that, she has nothing but Aaron’s money and a white elephant on her hands. The house stuns you from the street, impresses you as you walk the grounds, then lulls you to sleep as you walk through it. Good luck getting half of your asking price, Candy.




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    • george

      I agree, 40 plus land value might be 50, when you add in the pool and the tennis court. By the way, you are right on about aunt cindy.




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      • george

        ops, Candy, my ex wife is Cindy, a freudian slip me thinks.




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      • j

        First of all, I think a person like candy would be able to afford any repair, even if the home is 100 years old. There are TONS of homes in the 25-30 million in los angelas that are only about 20,000 square feet. Do the math….the home is probably worth $100 million…and the only reason you think its worth $20 million is because you are jealous that you dont own it.




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        • george

          Yes I would like to own it, the number of nicer home can be counted on your fingers and toes at best. I am not saying that things are broken, but rather not like new and 20 years old, and will need to be replaced a whole lot sooner than if they were new. Also you must have trouble reading, I never said it was a $20,000,000. house. I figure 45 to 50. I will not comment on Candy, but be aware her real estate agent is Rick Hilton, the father of Paris Hilton. That whole family exists to be famous. What better way to garner attention than to list the most expensive house in america.




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  • jin

    that’s way overpriced for a house that’s not that remarkable. i’ve seen it in person and wasn’t all that impressed about the exterior. also the prince charles suite not that big at all. it looked like they turned a walk-in-closet into a temporary makeshift guestroom and left it at that. my bathroom is bigger than that suite.




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  • Gatsbyesque

    She noted the wrong house. Tara (in the film, Gone With The Wind) did not have a sweeping staircase such as this. Twelve Oaks, the mansion where the Wilkes and Hamilton families lived, is the one that had the grand staircase. It looks completely different than this one, though. Candi’s is one of the few bridal/butterfly staircases that I actually like. I tend to prefer those that sweep up on one side.

    The Prince Charles’ bedroom suite is underwhelming. I like the sitting area, though. The bathroom would have been more fitting to the room’s theme WITHOUT the pink marble.

    At the end of the day, I think the house is worth its asking price because of the sheer grandeur and because of what it is. This is the house that television history built. The home of Dynasty, Melrose Place, Fantasy Island, TJ Hooker, and 90210 just to tip the iceberg a bit… It’s worth it.




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  • Gatsbyesque

    I agree with a lot of points made by various posters, here. And I also don’t believe that Candy is REALLY trying to sell this house. She’s just playing the game.




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    • Kenny Forder

      Yeah, I think she just wanted to be in the spotlight for a little bit. Owning the most expensive home in America will get you that attention.




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      • Gatsbyesque

        Yes. She’s without a lot of options. After that debacle last year with her control of her late husband’s estate and her public battles with her only child, Tori, she probably felt that she needed some sort of positive publicity. She was looking like a bad guy. And in her mind, this was it. She was able to say, “I don’t really need this big old house… but LOOK how FAAAAAAAAAABULOUS it is!”

        lol




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  • Chris

    Should be 75 million AT MOST. 150 is just ridiculous…




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  • Kevin

    There are two homes now available in Beverly Hills & Holmby Hills
    they both have about 36 thousand sq.ft.
    One is 68 million one is Palais des Anges on Susnset Blvd.
    The other is 10451 Revuelta Way, Bel Air 29 million.
    They are both beautiful, very lavish & a lot of money spent on the outside and gold and antiques and such inside, but the same size ? Hmmmm?
    I like the one that is 29 million just as much as the 68 million dollar offering.
    Makes no sense

    Candy’s house should be worth at least 75 million, it’s grand and quite beautiful
    also the location and size of the property is surely worth something.

    Why anyone would want someone else to decorate their home for them is beyond me. Half the fun of having a new home would be decorating it so it suited your particular needs and wants. If you want antiques and special things travel
    find them for yourself.




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