SELLERS: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
LOCATION: Encino, CA
SIZE: 6,718 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Tinseltown heiress/actress/author/reality tee-vee queen/jewelry hawker/ordained minister/wife and mother Tori Spelling and her motorcycle riding part-time actor huzband Dean McDermott are a notoriously peripatetic pair who have hopped houses in rapid succession since hooking up and getting married in May of 2006. For some time the reality tee-vee denizens lived–or, some say, pretended to live–in the unlikely outpost of Fallbrook, CA where they ran a cheesy bed and breakfast, an adventure caught by the reality television cameras. Upon their return to Lala-land they landed in a leased house in Benedict Canyon or Stone Canyon or one of those other canyons that shoot north into the Santa Monica Mountains out of Bev Hills and Bel Air.
From there, in early 2008, they decamped to a family friendly 5 bedroom and 3.5 pooper house on Thayer Avenue in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, not so far from the absurdly-named Manor, her 123-room childhood home that her momma Candy still has on the market with an exorbitant-sounding asking price of $150,000,000. As a side note, Your Mama has twice heard the Miz Spelling is close to sealing a $100,000,000+ deal on the sale of her 55,000 square foot empty nest but we haven't been able to verify that information so for now it's just a big fat load of rumor and gossip.
Anyhoo, after just 8 short months and the filming of a single season of one of their (too) many reality programs, Mister and Missus Spelling flipped their Westwood crib back on the market with an asking price of $2,275,000. The property sold for slightly more than the asking price in December 2008 for $2,300,000.
From Westwood, they hightailed it over the mountains to the über-suburban community of Encino where property records and previous reports indicate they they dumped $2,495,000 on a 6,718 square foot celebrity-sized mcmansion built in 2001 with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Each of the five guest rooms has an en suite pooper and the expansive master suite features stone colored wall to wall carpeting, robin's egg blue wall, a sitting area with fireplace and flat screen tee-vee mounted above it, dee-luxe bathroom with dual vanities and spa tub, a large private balcony and a custom-built walk-in closet where Tor-tor keeps all her size minus-2 clothers.
Their bizzy team of nice, gay decorators worked over the faux-Tuscan mansion in glitzy Hollywood Regency inspired style with a gleaming quartet mirrored cubes, over-sized velvet tufted ottomans, a wicked (and kind of silly) white baby grand piano, Chippendale-style chairs (in the eat-in kitchen), buff colored leather club chairs, more tufted this and thats that include a pair of 1940s style Billy Haines-ish slipper chairs in the formal living room. In addition to the formal living and dining rooms, Missus and Mister Spelling's manse includes a double-height impress-the-guests foyer with curving Norma Desmond-worthy staircase, a library with fireplace, over-sized eat-in kitchen with parquet de Versailles style hardwood flooring, a long family room with fireplace and a bank of French doors that open to the backyard, an office, staff quarters
The fully walled and gated property spans .41 acres and includes a flagstone motor court with side-facing 3-car garage, lushly landscaped backyard with a saltwater swimming pool and spa, putting green, outdoor living room, organic garden and a small vineyard. Of course it's all protected by the sort of state-of-the-art security system a person should expect the celebrity daughter of a Hollywood honcho like Aaron Spelling would have.
Tor-tor's Encino mcmansion, it may interest the children to know, is listed by a gal named Amy Colvin at Hilton & Hyland who recently got hitched at the famed and fa-boo Beverly Hills Hotel with a gaggle of bridesmaids–in mismatched shooz–who included Tori.
Your Mama hasn't any idea where Missus and Mister Spelling plan to set up house next but iffin we were the wagering type–and we're not–we'd double down on them moving back over the hill from the suburban San Fernando Valley and in to a private estate in one of the better (but not best) corners of the Platinum Triangle.
listing photos: Hilton & Hyland