spelling manor

When famed film and TV producer Aaron Spelling died in 2006, his 15,700 square-foot Holmby Hills estate went to his widow, Candy, who recently put the sprawling home on the market. Neighbored by the Los Angeles County Country Club and down the street from The Playboy Mansion, the Spelling Manor is the largest residence in L.A. County and with its $150 million price tag is the most expensive home for sale in the country.

Built in 1991, the gated, three-story French chateau-styled palace has a wine cellar and tasting room, bowling alley, gift-wrapping room, humidity-controlled silver storage room, china room, barber shop, a library and scads of other rooms, some which come with 27-foot ceilings. Some have estimated the room count at more than 100, but even Candy Spelling can’t keep count. Lady Spelling recently told The Associated Press that she let her dog help choose the best real estate agent for the sale. Apparently, would-be agents were paraded in front of Madison the soft-coated Wheaten Terrier, whose reaction determined which realtor was ultimately chosen. After the sale, Spelling plans to slum it in a $47 million condo atop a residential tower in L.A. [via thedailytelegraph, pic via Atwater Village Newbie]