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22-year-old heiress buys Spelling mansion for $85 million

June 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
After two years on the market, a 22-year-old British racing heiress has bought the Los Angeles mansion of the late TV producer Aaron Spelling.

Petra Ecclestone, a fashion designer and daughter of billionaire Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, purchased the Holmby Hills mansion for $85 million.

Aaron Spelling's widow, Candy Spelling, had been asking for $150 million, but says $85 million is a good deal.

The nearly 57,000-square-foot French chateau-style mansion, dubbed the most expensive home in America, has 123 rooms including 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, a tasting room, a projection room, a China room and even a gift wrapping room. It also has five bars, a wine cellar, a bowling alley and a 100-car garage.

Outside, there's a pool and tennis court, where snow was once famously delivered for sledding at daughter Tori Spelling's birthday party.

The newly-engaged Ecclestone already owns $91 million London residence, which she told a British publication she bought because she needed a garden for her dogs.

ABC News contributed to this report.

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