World's Most Expensive Homes (Photos) Celebrity Real Estate
What are the world's most expensive homes? In the world of celebrity real estate, eyebrows were raised this month when Candy Spelling has sold her lavish Los Angeles mansion to British heiress Petra Ecclestone.
The 65-year-old socialite – the widow of film and TV producer Aaron Spelling and mother to reality star Tori – had placed the extravagant 57,000 sq ft property on the market in March 2009 for $150 million, but is believed to have accepted a much lower sum from the 22-year-old beauty, the daughter of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone.
According to reports, Candy eventually auctioned off the property – which was built on the site of Bing Crosby’s former house - and opened the bidding at $75 million.
However, TMZ reveals sources connected with the sale of the Holmby Hills estate tell the ce;ebrit website 22-year-old Petra Ecclestone is plunking down $85 million for her new digs.
One of the sources for the story calls it "a fair price," adding Candy will be getting more than $1,000 a square foot -- not a bad deal.
The home is located in the Holmby Hills area of the city and boasts 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, a car park which can accommodate 100 vehicles and an in-house bowling alley, flower-cutting room, beauty salon and “Prince Charles suite”.
Petra – whose father Bernie is worth a reputed $4 billion – decided she wanted the house because she intends to split her time between London and Los Angeles after she marries her fiancee James Stunt.
Candy – who also has a son, Randy – will now live in a 15,555-sq ft condominium in Century City, California, that she purchased for $35 million.
Worldwide, several more properties will fetch a substantial price above $85 million.
View the top ten here.
(Image: Splash News)
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