This probably explains the original price of Leona’s

Candy Spelling's house in LA

Free publicity for “The Most Expensive House in America” Today, it’s Candy Spelling (widow of Aaron) who’s on top at $150 million. Some years ago, it was David Ogilvy’s listing of the Helmsley place for $125,000,000. That price is now down to $55 million and doubtless headed lower, but there’s nothing wrong with grabbing the attention of the main stream media.

But all that attention hasn’t sold Helmsley’s place and I doubt it will work for Spelling. Good press for the listing brokers, though.

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4 responses to “This probably explains the original price of Leona’s

  1. Teri

    I can’t tell by the photo Chris – Is it bigger then Stevie Cohen’s Greenwich spread? How may staff do think they need to maintain it?

  2. Helsa Poppin

    It’s worth clicking on the link and taking the virtual tour of the house – it’s a bunch of curiously grainy photos showing cavernous spaces decorated in the tackiest possible 1980s beige and rose-gold. Looks and probably feels just like the hotel in the Shining (which was on TV the other night). I can picture those creepy twin girls in the bowling alley as a river of blood washes down the lanes. Candy Spelling even looks a bit like an older, blond Shelley Duvall.

  3. Anonymous

    Free publicity for listing the most expensive house in America?

    Do you mean David Ogilvy would stoop that low?

  4. john

    The Spelling place is a tear-down if I ever saw one. Even a Saudi Prince would reject the decor,

    My 0.02 usd,

    John