If you watched Selling Spelling Manor on HGTV, then you saw Candy Spelling moving all of her stuff out of the ginormous 56,000 square-foot house when it was bought by the 23-year old British heiress Petra Ecclestone for $85 million. That’s how the entrance hall looked when she lived there (above).
In W Magazine, Petra let cameras inside to see some of the work she’s had done on the old place.
On an episode of Selling Spelling Manor, a former neighbor dished with Candy that Petra had brought in a team that was remodeling the house and they were “painting everything black.”
Here’s how the entry hall looks now that Petra has given it a makeover:
According to W magazine:
The interior of the Manor, once the domain of acres of chintz…has been Petra-fied. Designed in three weeks and installed in nine, a feat that required 500 workers and the tireless attention of the celebrity designer-builder Gavin Brodin, the house has been transformed from an old Dynasty-like set to a massive VIP lounge.
Five thousand square feet of white marble lashed with thick black stripes pave the foyer; black carpet streaks up the sweeping double staircase to the second floor. Dark velvets line the walls, and little crystals sparkle everywhere.
Meanwhile, Candy Spelling downsized to a luxury $47 million penthouse condo in The Century building that has a mere 16,500 square feet — the size of her former attic!
Hope she can make it work. I’m sure it’ll be an adjustment!
Check out the March 2012 issue of W to read the story.
(Photos by Roe Ethridge.)