Spelling Manor, Holmby Hills

Now that Candy Spelling has announced she's selling her 100-room mansion, making it the most expensive residential real-estate listing in the US, attention and views for this photo are quickly on the rise. The hockey stick:


*** March 25, 2009: 9,000 total views

*** March 30, 2009: 34,570 total views, now my most-viewed, passing this

*** April 16, 2009: 49,000 total views

*** June 30, 2009: 58,000 total views

*** December 14, 2009: 69,000 views

*** August 29, 2010: 96,000 views

*** January 31, 2011: 102,000 views

*** August 5, 2013: 128,856 Views


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Photo is from our Los Angeles helicopter tour, part 4: Westwood to Hollywood. I set Creative Commons rights so you can post, print, adapt and share this image of Aaron Spelling's mansion, even the original 3000 x 2000 size, at will. If at all possible, please provide a link back to this page and, if it's not too much trouble, credit to Atwater Village Newbie. Thank you!


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*** #1 Google result for the manor holmby hills

*** This photo also seen on LAist

*** And on the Daily Telegraph of Sydney, Australia

*** Story behind this photo on Discarted blog

*** www.darkroastedblend.com/2009/03/link-latte-105.html

*** www.jinti.net/News/other/20090330/353436.htm

*** Forbes article on America's Most Expensive Homes

*** Huge Houses Are Morally Wrong (Gawker)

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  • Will Campbell PRO 7y

    The title may be a rhetorical question but I'd hazard a guess that this is Spelling Estate in Holmby Hills. Presently I think its home to the widow of Aaron Spelling, a passel of pomeranians and several servants... and maybe Aaron's ghost. Certainly not Tori anymore.
  • Atwater Village Newbie PRO 7y

    No, it was a real question! And now that you've answered, I do vaguely remember the pilot mentioning the Spelling clan.
  • Scott Olson 7y

    I thought it might be the Clampett Estate. I see the see-ment pond in the lower left.
  • Jonathan PRO 7y

    Wow, what a stunning house!
  • Slava V. 7y

    Thank you for releasing this shot under CC license. Just wanted to let you know I've selected to display this image at 'Luxury Tax' news page (it's my hobby site), full attribution and link to you is provided. Thank you once again.
  • ruchitapatel75 7y

  • magazineange 6y

    Thanks so much for allowing this photo to be shared. Greatly helped with my April Fool's blog post at ncmagteawithfriends.blogspot.com!
  • angelo_hollywood 6y

    Too bad Spelling and the realty agency got free use of the shot. A great shot like that would've / could've cost them $10K+

    They get to sell for 150M and you get what, nothing?
  • Atwater Village Newbie PRO 6y

    Me? I get encouragement like that from Flickr commenters. And that's all I really need.
  • anafrankett 6y

    Wow.. it's UGLY.
  • zzaharoula 6y

    If I could only win the Lottery !
  • Edward Betts 6y

    Thanks for licensing this image as CC-BY! Your choice of a free license has allowed us to use your image in Wikimedia Commons. The image is now used to illustrate The Manor (Los Angeles, California) article on Wikipedia.
  • 三人制創 6y


    we are interesting on this photo,
    and want to use it as book cover. (will publishing in taiwan)

    could you allow us to use it ?

    thanks a lot
  • midwestjournal PRO 6y

    Huge house. What do you do with 100 rooms? Thanks for the CC license. I've used is on a blog post about how to get everything you really want by releasing.

    I'll be interested to see how much it winds up going for. Amazing what TV profits can buy...
  • stevguy2000 2y

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