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Spelling Mansion

Secretly On the Market

7/5/2006 2:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that Candy Spelling, Aaron's widow, has quietly put the Spellings' legendary mansion on the market for $150 million.

Sources in the real estate industry say Westside Estate Agency (WEA) has a pocket listing on the 56,000 square foot estate, meaning it is quietly being shopped among realtors and select buyers. The mansion, located in the exclusive Holmby Hills area of L.A., was completed in 1991 for around $47 million, which includes $10 million for the land.

One real estate source says Candy Spelling has let a lot of people on the staff go and that the buzz is that she is going to shut the house down so it can be shown by realtors. Aaron Spelling died on June 23.


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Aaron should have sold the house himself long before her died. I pity his poor wife being left alone in such a big house where her husband died. She now has to make all the arrangements herself. Who wouldn't want to downsize?

3031 days ago


I agree. It's hard to believe. Aaron Spelling had all that money, that huge empire. Now he's been dead for less than two weeks and his family is feuding, his wife has another man, and his beloved estate is up for sale. If I were a writer on 7th Heaven, I'd write a line like, "Perhaps he wasn't as rich as everyone believed."

3031 days ago

ben robinson    

Quit all your whining these are free americans. Free to buy things and free to sell things.You people need to quit projecting your pesonal expectation onto other free americans.The spellings have done more for charity than any of you could do in your whole lives.This is something that an inteligent person would have found out before they started spouting their opinions. So quit hating rich people and stop trying to decide what is right for them to do with their money. There are no laws to make people donate to remember this before someone wants to come by your house and give your stuff away because in their opinion you have too much

3031 days ago

Ron krebs    

Hi, everything will benefit Arron's kids..... It's no ones business anyway!

It's up to the family, do what you want!

Ron Krebs from Philadelphia

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3031 days ago


Actually BBB - it's mobile, not mobil. Mobile means that it can (ostensibly) move. Mobil is a gas company.

Perhaps YOU should return to school.

3031 days ago


The Hollywood tourmobile took us past Spelling's palace about ten years ago. Beverly Hills requires you to pay $100 per month for special green trash cans as part of the trash service. Spelling had eight of them outside his house. It occurred to me that he was paying more for trash than I paid for rent. I imagine maintaining an estate of that size requires a lot of cash, cash that Mrs. Spelling probably doesn't have or would rather spend downsizing her life. Beverly Hills is dotted with large ruined estates.

The great thing about America is that there is no barrier to how successful you can be. Spelling provided the entertainment that America wanted and was rewarded for it, as he should be. He deserved his money and is another symbol of how capitalism works. Ordinary guys can wildly succeed here by serving their customers. I tip my hat to Spelling and hope he enjoyed his wealth. And thanks for Charlie's Angels, too!

As far as demanding that Spelling's private wealth be given away to homeless shelters and the poor, that will only excaserbate poverty, not remedy it. Poor people aren't poor because they have no money but because they have no character and make terrible decisions in their lives like quitting high school, making babies outside of marriage, avoiding work, and getting drunk or stoned. Paying them for that would only facilitate their dysfunction. A swift kick in the butt is the kind of tough love most of them need the most.

The gap between the poor and the rich in America is a symptom of a healthy society, a meritocratic democracy where everyone has the opportunity to get ahead but some don't pursue their opportunities. You can only level out society by theft and oppression, which are the grim mechanisms lurking behind all that lefty talk of social justice.

3031 days ago


Gee, my condo in LA has gone up 300% in 10 years, why can't the Spelling house? Let the lady make the necessary changes to her life. Liquidating an asset like the house isn't to get the cash but to make wise investments. Her investment perspective changed.

Also, anyone who can afford $150M for a house won't need a mortgage.

3031 days ago

Harry Jansen    

This kind of gossip isn't important enough to quarrl about. Maybe we all here could buy the pictures of that home, but I guess no one should take the risk to be broke...;) Funny blog here ;)

3031 days ago


Fear not, little liberal do-gooders. The widow Spelling will fork over millions for redistribution to others through death taxes. Come to think of it, maybe that's why she has to sell in the first place. Unless she's got, oh, $40-50 million just sitting under her mattress that she can use to pay these taxes, she'll have no choice but to liquidate some assets.

3031 days ago

frederico turner    

Aaron Spelling was sick for a long time so this was probably not a quick decision. Someone will end up buying the place but probably not at full price. This is a perfect example of how out of control real estate prices are in California. Hopefully she will donate a big chunk of the profits to homeless shelters or low income housing.

3031 days ago


Money is good. Most of the folks that don't like folks having money, are folks who's lives have flopped due to their own failed choices. They want rich folks to SHARE. This is the USA - if you want to sit on your asses all your life watching TV,playing games and charging everything on credit cards - you can do that - and you will grow poor, become fat and turn bitter. Nobody becomes rich overnight without loosing it all. Wealth comes slowly through hard work and planning and is secondary to the work itself.

3031 days ago

Dave Hogan    

While i agree that this is a complete waste of time to even care about these people, i had to respond to the individuals who say some of the money should be given or even taken away to feed the less fortunate.
This is a man who made his fortune. You have the same opportunity. Don't hold him or me responsible for your care or feeding because you lack the vision to make your fortune in this world.

3031 days ago

Wayne Brown    

Like all the rich Hollywood socialists, they are real generous with other people's money. Let's see if Candy gives any of hers away.

3031 days ago


Mr. Brown.... you are right, her house her money... she can do what she likes, but I don't think that Mr. Gates needs to be told to donate anything..I believe he is already giving plenty of money and plenty of time to MANY WORTHWHILE CHARITIES. Ask Mr. Buffet what he thinks of Mr. Gates' efforts.

With that kind of profit and her status in life, the least she could do is donate some to the needy. Her choice.

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