Candy Spelling's Mega-Mansion Is World's Most Expensive

Hollywood matriarch's 56,000-square-foot mega-mansion is priced at $150 million.

April 28, 2010— -- The 56,000-square-foot mansion that Hollywood matriarch Candy Spelling has called home for almost 20 years is now the most expensive home for sale in the world.

Priced at $150 million, the Bel Air, Calif., mansion, known as the Manor, has been on the market for more than a year. Five homes in the world are on the market for $100 million or more, according to

Spelling, the 64-year-old wife of late television producing legend Aaron Spelling, told CNBS's Jane Wells that she put the mega-mansion on the market because "it's just too big for one person."

In the early 1980s, Aaron and Candy Spelling spent a reported $45 million building their Los Angeles residence. The 6-acre compound has a pool, tennis court and exquisite gardens, and remains one of the largest single-family homes in California.

The house has a kitchen bigger than most restaurants, a breakfast room bigger than most dining rooms, a dining room bigger than most living rooms and a living room bigger than most houses. There's also a gift wrapping room, screening room, game room and a two-lane bowling alley.

For a virtual tour of the home's library, CLICK HERE, and foyer, CLICK HERE.

When the Spellings were building their Bel Air, Calif., mansion, she said she didn't understand just how big it would be.

"This house started getting bigger and bigger," she told "20/20's" Elizabeth Vargas in an interview last March. "Nobody said, 'Well, look how much square footage you're building.'"

Spelling spoke out to "20/20's" Elizabeth Vargas on her complicated and very public relationship with her daughter, actress Tori Spelling, and her plans to sell the Holmsby Hills estate.

Spelling told Vargas she didn't know how many bathrooms it boasts.

"That's true. I don't want to know," she said with a laugh. "That means I'm buying a lot [of] toilet paper."

Downsizing to 17,000 Square Feet

Inside the home, everywhere you look there are the family mementos, figurines and knickknacks Spelling acquired in the last 20 years.

In the March 2009 interview, Spelling said she hoped to move out of The Manor by the end of the year -- plans that were seemingly thwarted by the economic downturn.

Spelling plans to move into a new 17,000-square-foot apartment, an enormous space that is still only the size of the attic in The Manor.

"I'm not worried about leaving here," she said in March 2009. "I'm just worried about, can I pack it all up? And what will I do with it?"

In 1968, Candy Marer, then 20 years old, married Aaron Spelling, 46, an up and coming television producer. Aaron Spelling is famous for some of the most beloved shows in television history, including "Charlie's Angels," "The Love Boat," "Fantasy Island" and "Beverly Hills 90210."