It’s big-reveal time for Beyond the Manor, Candy Spelling’s three-part HGTV special that chronicles the two-year process of building her new home that towers 41 stories above Century City. Spelling purchased the top two stories of the building in 2010 for $35 million, and Sunday’s episode shows how that once empty shell has been transformed into a 19,000-square-foot “manor in the sky.”
Spelling walks viewers through the finished penthouse, located in the Robert A.M. Stern-designed The Century, where she has taken an over-the-top approach to decor along with her interior designer Robert Daly. This is the more-is-more school of decorating: There’s the pink silk-upholstered sitting room with the TV hidden behind 2,000-pounds of sliding bookshelves, the 1,200-square-foot living room and the massive dining room in which Spelling uses her table and chairs brought from her previous home, the 56,000-square-foot Spelling Manor. The home also can lay claim to the title of having the largest penthouse conservatory in the country. And, yes, there is a gift-wrapping room, albeit smaller in size than its famous predecessor.
The show is a follow up to Selling Spelling Manor, which highlighted Spelling’s challenge to move out of her mega-mansion that she shared with her late husband, television producer Aaron Spelling. In that show, she had just 30 days to move thousands (and thousands) of art objects, furniture, photos, jewelry, not to mention 700 dolls, out of the famed home that was purchased by Petra Ecclestone in 2011 for $85 million.
The final episode of Beyond the Manor airs on HGTV Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.