The Most Expensive Residential Listing in America

This post was written by jd on March 30, 2009
Posted Under: Real Estate

According to several news sources, the most expensive residential listing in California and the United States is the home of Candy Spelling, widow of legendary TV producer Aaron Spelling. It’s the largest house in Los Angeles County. A few statistics:

            Size 56,500 square feet, slightly bigger than the White House

            Three Stories

            Called the Holmby Hills Estate, also known as “The Manor”

            Style: Looks like a French chateau

The home has a kitchen in which you can cook for 800, an automated projection room, a bowling alley, a flower cutting room, a wine cellar/tasting room, a silver storage room with humidity control. There’s also a service wing to house the bedrooms of five maids two butlers’ suites, one which has a kitchenette. The house is believed to have more than 100 rooms. Spelling said she isn’t sure, she never counted them.

On the outside, there is a parking lot, dubbed the “motor court, which can accommodate 100 vehicles, with 16 carports to boot. There’s a swimming pool with a pool house, tennis court, a koi pond, gardens, and a citrus orchard.

It’s all become a little too much for Spelling, 63, who is downsizing to a 16,500-square-foot condo in Century City.“All the stars came through,” Spelling said of her 18 years in residence. “Prince Rainier, Prince Charles, Jackie Kennedy — every star from every one of Aaron’s shows.

Fred Sands, who once owned one of the nation’s largest real estate brokerages and is now a commercial real estate investor, said prices for houses like the Spelling property tend to be set largely at the seller’s whim — and the listing price could be far from the eventual sale price. “A broker is capable of saying, ‘It’s listed at 150, but make me an offer,’ ” Sands said, “They’d have a better chance at $60 million, $70 million, but it’s an iconic property — who’s to say?”

Yes, it would be hard to make a comparable sales price on this home, since there is nothing like it on the market.  I wonder if guests are given GPS devices when they vist so they won’t get lost?

Reader Comments

This house is cool but it seems a little scary to me.Also is it true that you can fit 800 people in the kitchen?

Written By Anonymous on December 20th, 2009 @ 4:18 PM

That is the perfect place to play the ultimate hide-and-go-seek!

Written By Anonymous on December 27th, 2009 @ 12:43 PM

This house can give all my hoez a nice life

Written By Anonymous on March 7th, 2010 @ 3:49 AM

my house is bigger than that mine is 59,200sq.ft. i love it and my children love to play hide and seek

Written By Anonymous on April 25th, 2010 @ 7:29 AM

You can COOK for 800 nimrod!

Written By Anonymous on May 21st, 2010 @ 12:48 PM

This house is amazing! I want to see the inside! And hide n go seek would be so much fun haha and talk about the parking!

Written By Anonymous on July 27th, 2010 @ 8:09 AM

Wow all u dreamers that no u will never be that high

Written By Anonymous on January 11th, 2011 @ 11:55 AM

hey theres my house!!!!!!!!!!!

Written By Anonymous on January 18th, 2011 @ 7:13 AM

I live there!!! That’s my house

Written By Anonymous on January 29th, 2013 @ 4:40 PM