Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone, 22, buys Candy Spelling's $150 million L.A. mansion
It looks like Candy Spelling may finally be selling her $150 million L.A. mansion -- to a 22-year-old Formula One heiress, no less. Well, it's only been listed since March 2009, so it took awhile, you know?
Petra Ecclestone, a Croation-English fashion designer, is the daughter of onetime Armani model Slavica and Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone. She needs to split her time between London and L.A., you know, so she needed a companion to the $91 million, six-story house she has in Chelsea. Candy's 57,000-square-foor mansion, with its bowling alley, beauty salon, gift-wrapping rooms and parking for 100 cars fit the bill just fine. She is engaged to marry entrepreneur James Stunt in August, so they will likely enjoy the china room, flower-cutting room, library and Prince Charles Suite (named after its one-time guest) together. See a slideshow of the house here.
Candy put the house on the market because she wanted to downsize after her producer husband Aaron's death in 2006. She's going to have to make do with a 15,555-square-foot condo in L.A.'s Century City now. The Wall Street Journal says the pending selling price wasn't disclosed, but when daddy's a billionaire, does $150 million really matter? It'll likely top Russian investor Yuri Milner's $100 million Silicon Valley purchase earlier this year in any event, making it the most expensive single-family home purchase in U.S. history. Never mind you could fit 57 families in that joint.
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