I pray that if God ever allows me to earn a boatload of money I'll find something better to do with it than did the Spellings.
The widow of producer Aaron Spelling is placing "The Manor" in the exclusive Holmby Hills neighborhood on the market for a jaw-dropping $150 million, making it by far the most expensive home for sale in the U.S.
The French chateau-style mansion has 56,500 square feet of space on more than 4.6 acres and is the largest home in Los Angeles County. Among the neighbors are the Los Angeles Country Club and, not too far away, the Playboy Mansion. ...
The three-story mansion, built in 1991, is gated and features a winding driveway that leads up to the three-story house, which includes ceilings that reach up to 30 feet high, Jones said.
While some published reports put the tally of rooms in the mansion at well past 100, Jones couldn't provide an exact count.
Spelling says she doesn't know either. ...
There's a bowling alley, wine cellar, wine tasting room, gift-wrapping room, a humidity-controlled silver storage room, China room, library, gym and media room, among many others. ...
The Spellings also finished the 17,000 square-foot attic that includes a barber shop and beauty salon.
The home also includes a wing for service staff, including a kitchen and seven bedrooms, and five fireplaces and four wet bars.
Lavish features also can be found outside the house, including a tennis court, fountains, a waterfall, a pool and spa, a reflection pool and a pool house with a kitchen, and 16 car ports.
The estate also boasts an 18th Century-style garden, a rooftop rose garden and a citrus orchard.
I'm not at all envious of that kind of lifestyle. If I had the kind of money Aaron Spelling had before he died (leaving it all behind) I'm sure I'd live more luxuriously than I do now, but I hope I'd find something better to do with it than just spending it on myself and my family.