A Peek Inside Spelling Manor

It is a big day in Spelling Land. We’ll start with the good news. After three years on the market, Spelling Manor—”Charlie’s Angels” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” producer Aaron Spelling’s home which daughter Tori Spelling grew up frolicking in—has finally sold. No word on what the final sale price was, but Candy Spelling had listed it at $150 million, making it the most expensive abode in the United States. So what makes Spelling Manor so special?

Well, to start, the French chateau style home is 57,000 square feet. It has 14 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms. The entry foyer was designed to look like the famous double staircase in “Gone With The Wind.” There’s a beauty salon. Swimming pools (yes, plural). A bowling alley. Rooms dedicated solely to flower arranging and gift wrapping. A library full of Aaron’s bound scripts. A “Prince Charles Suite,” where the royal once stayed. And a parking lot that fits more than 100 cars.

So, who bought the mammoth abode? A Formula One racing heiress by the name of Petra Ecclestone, who is (gulp) 22 years old. Even more baffling—this mansion will be her part-time home as she also owns a gargantuan home in London.

Oh, and before I mentioned there was Spelling bad news today, too. Tori was apparently in a car wreck at her children’s school on Monday. She tweeted, “”Paparazzi chased me w/the kids 2school,” Spelling Tweeted Monday. “I was trying to get away from him and had a pretty big accident. Took down whole wall of school.”

Hmmm, maybe the kids could use a room in the mansion while the building is under construction?

[Wall Street Journal]