Imagine you are 22 years old, getting married, and struggling to find a new home.
It helps when Daddy steps in.
Just ask Petra Ecclestone.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Ecclestone's father, Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, has bought his daughter a 56,500-square-foot mansion (plus the 17,000-square-foot attic) that Candy Spelling has had on the market for $150 million, the highest U.S. home price ever.
No word on what it actually sold for, and Spelling isn't talking.
CNBC's Real Estate Correspondent Diana Olick has a poll on that subject on her Twitter feedand you can vote on it here in this post.
But I got a hint a year ago.
I was lucky enough to get a tour of Spelling's sprawling estate on five acres in Holmby Hills. Check it out.
At the end of our interview, I make a (relatively) low-ball offer, and Candy Spelling suggests there's room for negotiation.
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