Candy Spelling has put her 57,000 sq ft mansion, known as “The Manor,” on the market for $150 million. She built the unimaginably big estate with her famous television-producer husband Aaron Spelling, who died in 2006. She’s “downsizing” to a 16,000 sq ft condo in a new building called “The Century.”
In this fascinating video tour of The Manor (below), Candy Spelling admits that the house got so big because she didn’t understand the scale of blueprints and thought the original room sizes looked “too small” on paper. She says that Aaron put his foot down and nixed the plans for another huge wing that was going to be built on, or this place would’ve been even bigger.
Also in this piece produced by CBS news, Candy claims she doesn’t know how many bathrooms there are, demonstrates how the living room magically transforms into a screening room at the flick of a switch, and lets us look inside the infamous “doll museum” and gift-wrapping rooms we’ve heard so much about.
Candy Spelling told People magazine that if she thought she’d someday have a relationship with her daughter Tori and her grandchildren, she’d keep the house for them:
“If I had any hope that I would have a relationship with my grandchildren I would never sell this house. I’ve fantasized for years about a wonderful playhouse on the grounds for children.” Still, she hasn’t lost hope entirely. She made sure there is a playroom in her new condo in case the grandkids ever do visit. “Someday my grandchildren will know who I am because of the trust funds I’ve set up, but I would like to be part of their lives now,” says Spelling. “I would have loved to have built that playhouse for them.”
Apparently things still haven’t thawed out between them since Aaron’s death, which is sad. To see my post about Tori Spelling’s (much more modest) home that she shares with her husband Dean McDermott and their children, click here.
UPDATE: Tori and Candy have reportedly patched things up since I wrote this post. To see photos of Tori and Dean’s new home in Encino, click here.
For more nitty gritties on The Manor, check out what The Real Estalker had to say about it. I like the point she makes about the living room that turns into a screening room. If you have a house that big, why do you have to have a room pulling double duty?