Archive for March 29, 2009


Recession? Not in Holmby Hills, the most exclusive neighbourhood of Los Angeles. A 5,250 square metre mansion has just gone on the market there for $150 million, the highest price asked for a U.S. home.

The French chateau-style construction has a silver storage room, a wine tasting room, a screening room, a bowling alley, a wine cellar, a 1,600 square metre attic that includes a barbers and a beauty salon, and a gift-wrapping room.

But it is unclear how many rooms there are — 100, or 123? The house belongs to the widow of TV producer Aaron Spelling, the brain behind such TV hits as Charlie’s Angels and Dynasty.

The mansion, built in 1991, also has tennis courts, pool and spa, waterfalls, a reflection pool, an 18th century-style garden, a rooftop garden and a citrus orchard.