Some have called her the U.K.'s answer to Paris Hilton but since she's hotter, younger, richer, and isn't known for having sex tapes with world-class douchebags, that's not really a fair estimation. She also has better style, has never gotten a DUI or been busted with bindles of cocaine, and is not the same shoe size as Kobe Bryant. But she is blonde, leggy, and as heiress to the Formula 1 racing fortune, describing her upbringing as "privileged" would be a gross understatement, so they do have that in common. And since she hasn't gotten the hint yet, maybe the British beauty's move to town might be Paris Hilton's cue to go away, forever, as her billionaire father is buying her "The Manor", the highest-priced home in the country put on the market for $150 million by Candy Spelling. Beverly Hills, please meet your soon-to-be neighbor with the biggest house on the block, Petra Ecclestone. [Photo via]
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[Aerial shot of The Manor via] Standing about 5'8" with a bangin' body that once landed her a gig as an Armani model, Petra Ecclestone is a member of the Lucky Sperm Club in more than one sense. On top of her stunning good looks, the 22-year-old daughter of Formula 1 magnate Bernie Ecclestone is about to be the proud new owner of the Spelling manse in Beverly Hills.
Purchasing the compound for an undisclosed price, the 57,000-square-foot megahouse was put on the market in 2009 for $150 million, making it the most expensive piece of residential real estate in the U.S. Why she needs 123-room home with a flower-cutting room, bowling alley, and parking garage for 100 cars, I'm not sure. I also haven't the vaguest idea why anyone would need an entire room designated for "gift-wrapping", let alone several, but I'm just a simpleton. And I'm dying to know what she's going to use Candy's bone-chillingly creepy doll museum for after they perform the necessary smudging purification ritual.
Although housing something like 14 bedrooms, the Beverly Hills estate is only intended for Petra her fiance (excluding staff, of course) who will presumably share one together. According to her camp, Petra will split her time between her London home and The Manor after her planned August wedding. In March, her businessman boyfriend of four years, James Stunt, proposed. Here they are just a few weeks ago in Monaco:
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Bernie Ecclestone, Petra Ecclestone, Slavica Ecclestone (October 2008) via
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