Hollywood’s $200M Spelling Manor Lands on Top of This Week’s Most Popular Homes

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By Claudine Zap | photos realtor.com®

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To kick off the new year, real estate gawkers sought out one of the priciest and best known mansions in the world. Their curiosity (and clicks!) caused the Spelling Manor to shoot to the top of the most popular listings this week on realtor.com®.

Honestly, the $200 million megamansion was featured in a ton of real estate roundups looking back at 2017. Though it’s been on the market since November 2016, it still inspires widespread fascination—if not actual buyers. It sat on the market for the entirety of 2017, lording over all other properties, waiting in vain for an ultrahigh net worth buyer.

The regal residence was built by Hollywood royalty Aaron and Candy Spelling, who created the sprawling 56,000-square-foot spread on almost 5 acres. It was purchased in 2011 for $85 million by Formula One heiress Petra Stunt, who then “spared no expense” on a top-to-bottom renovation.

Headed back to down to Earth from a price perspective, this week’s runner-up is a New Orleans charmer for $915,000. It’s a “family-friendly” home, says listing agent Evelyn Randle. The five-bedroom residence from 1918 has been restored with original details kept intact.

A celebrity home also caught the attention of the web. Kyle Richards‘ posh palace in Bel Air hit the market a month ago for close to $7 million. Fans of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” are familiar with the estate, and Richards was recently in the news after her new place in Encino, CA, was the target of a $1 million burglary.

We promise not to steal anything but your time as you scroll through the full list of this week’s most popular homes.

10. 114 Patty Dr, Evergreen, CO

Price: $459,000
Why it’s here: This picture-perfect home has four bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen, living room with fireplace, and family room that opens to a deck with views of Mount Evans.

Evergreen, CO

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9. 607 S Trent Ave, Wyomissing, PA

Price: $1,150,000
Why it’s here: Built in 1922, this six-bedroom, Georgian Revival–style mansion is a whopping 10,000 square feet and sits on parklike grounds. The property has been modernized while maintaining its vintage charm. Features include leaded glass, 12-foot-high ceilings, wainscoting, and plank wood floors.

Wyomissing, PA

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8. 35126 N Sophora Dr, Carefree, AZ

Price: $650,000
Why it’s here: Located in a gated community in the desert, this home has five bedrooms and comes with a separate guesthouse. Built in 1998, the home features an open layout, including a large great room, formal dining room, and oversized kitchen. Outside amenities include a large patio and, of course, a pool with waterfall.

Carefree, AZ

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7. 1101 Wood Valley Dr, Woodway, TX

Price: $117,500
Why it’s here: Paging Chip and Joanna Gaines! This tired old home is in prime “Fixer Upper” territory. Rather than tearing it down, we could totally see the stars of a certain home improvement hit giving this place a mighty Magnolia-inspired makeover.

Woodway, TX

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6. 945 Foothill Rd, Beverly Hills, CA

Price: $21,995,000
Why it’s here: This showstopper mansion in the 90210 offers a distinct European feel and features “ethereal, landscaped grounds,” yet is just minutes from Rodeo Drive. The 12,000-square-foot layout includes a double living room, formal dining room, screening room, parlor, and wood-paneled library. For enjoying the outdoors, there’s a rooftop deck, multiple terraces, as well as a pool, fountain, and gardens.

Beverly Hills, CA

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5. 10171 240th St E, Lakeville, MN

Price: $524,900
Why it’s here: Here’s a hobby farm that would make a great home for you and your equine friends. The main house is over 3,000 square feet with updated paint, hardwood floors, and windows. The true star on this 10-acre spread is the indoor riding arena, along with a custom horse barn/tack room with eight stalls.

Lakeville, MN

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4. 30 Hui Rd E, Lahaina, HI

Price: $16,000,000
Why it’s here: If you’ve resolved to own a turn-key tropical retreat in Maui this year, we’ve found your dream home. This oceanfront estate is family-friendly with room for overnight guests in the spacious main house and the detached guesthouse. The layout includes generous amounts of indoor-outdoor space, with views of the Pacific and an infinity pool.

Lahaina, HI

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3. 15475 Milldale Dr, Los Angeles, CA

Price: $6,995,000
Why it’s here: As seen on TV, this posh Bel Air estate was home to “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Kyle Richards and husband Mauricio Umansky. The duo are ditching the familiar mansion and have since moved to an even bigger spread in Encino. So if your dream is to live like a reality TV star, now’s your chance.

Los Angeles, CA

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2. 5429 Camp St, New Orleans, LA

Price: $915,000
Why it’s here: Built in 1918, this home has been beautifully restored and modernized while maintaining its old-world charm. Vintage touches include a leaded-glass front door. There are formal living and dining rooms, a kitchen with breakfast area, and den with fireplace. The back patio is surrounded by a landscaped yard.

“It’s old New Orleans and has lots of character,” says listing agent Evelyn Randle with Latter & Blum. “It’s within walking distance of everywhere.”

We’re sure someone will stroll away with this Big Easy beauty in short order.

New Orleans, LA

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1. 594 S Mapleton Dr, Los Angeles, CA

Price: $200,000,000
Why it’s here: Consider this the Mount Everest of home listings. Rocketing back to the top thanks to many year-in-review articles detailing the most expensive homes in the country, Spelling Manor is in a class of its own. Its eye-watering price makes it the most expensive public listing in Los Angeles. Originally built by Aaron and Candy Spelling, the manor was purchased by Petra Stunt, who renovated the place from top to bottom. Will 2018 be the year the Manor makes a connection with a buyer? Stay tuned.

The Manor in Los Angles, CA

 

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