Spelling Manor for $150 Mil? Let Me Check My Pockets

In case you missed it, Coldwell Banker is so proud of representing Candy and Aaron Spelling’s estate, a.k.a. Spelling Manor, that it was the cover of a glossy real-estate circular that the company included in weekend newspapers.

The asking price for the 56,000-square-foot mansion that “Dynasty” and “Charlie’s Angels” helped erect: A cool $150 million.

Candy Spelling put the Manor up for sale in March, and while I’m no real-estate wiz, the number of buyers at that price could be an impediment to a deal. Actually, I’ve thought about making a bid, but it’s harder these days to find banks that will let you put .001 percent down and finance the rest, though I still hear the occasional ad for that.

Seeing the Manor advertised on that magazine did bring back a vivid memory from years ago, when the Spellings — after the protracted construction and legal wrangling surrounding their 120-some-odd-room abode — finally sent out an announcement that said simply, “We’ve moved!”

“The Manor blends visionary design, passionate attention to detail, and one-of-a-kind artistic touches to create a masterful opulence once only reserved for nobility,” the CB ad states. “Quite simply, The Manor cannot be matched in grandeur and scope. Forever forged in history, The Manor is truly designed for a modern-day dynasty.”

OK, so the writing kind of sucks, but you get the idea, and frankly, I’m sold. The offer’s $10,000 down and a used Honda up front, against $125 million to be paid over the next 400 years. If you don’t move this baby by December, then ready when you are, CB.

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