Inside the $160 Million 'Manor,' the Largest House in Los Angeles

The Manor

Located in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles is a megamansion that is both stunning and outrageous, a property so lavish that it inspires either envy or disdain (or both) from those who aren’t in the stratospheric tax bracket one must be in to own the place. It has been known as Spelling Manor and Candyland, but now it’s just known as the Manor.

Recently listed again for $165 million, it was one of the most expensive homes in the entire country and later sold for an astronomical amount. It has more rooms than most people would know what to do with, an intriguing history, and is absolutely worth a look.

It’s Bigger Than the White House

Aerial view

This place isn’t just presidential. It’s kingly. Let’s put this in perspective.

The White House is about 55,000 square feet, with 132 rooms, including 35 bathrooms and 16 family-guest rooms. The Manor is 56,500 square feet and has 123 rooms, with 27 bathrooms and 14 bedrooms.

So while you get fewer rooms, the Manor has an extra 1,500 square feet.

Who Owns The Manor?

Petra Ecclestone

The Manor belongs to an anonymous owner. It used to belong to Petra Ecclestone (pictured), who bought the quizzically large, W-shaped French Chateau mansion for $85 million in 2011 when she was 23.

Ecclestone is the heiress to Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone and once was the wife of billionaire British businessman James Stunt (the two tied the knot at a $6 million wedding in 2011 and divorced in 2017). She's now married to Sam Palmer, an ex-electrician.

According to the Wall Street Journal , Ecclestone bought the property just one week after she toured its imported limestone walls and many halls and moved in after conducting a 12-week renovation.

Ecclestone originally put the mansion up for sale at $200 million in late 2016, but later dropped it to $175 million, and then to $160 million.

A Huge Sale

Sam Palmer at The Manor

Sam Palmer (pictured) moved in with Ecclestone in 2017. 

While The Manor went on sale for $160 million, it sold to an anonymous buyer for $119.7 million in July of 2019. That made it the most expensive home sale on record in the state of California.

But it didn't hold the title for long, thanks to Jeff Bezos. He bought the Warner Estate for $165 million in February 2020. 

As of March 2022, though, the Manor is ready to compete for the title again. It's back on the market for $165 million.

The History

The Manor

The Manor used to be the location of a 1932 home owned by Bing Crosby, but famed TV producer Aaron Spelling ("Beverly Hills 90210," "Charlie’s Angels," "Dynasty") razed it.

Spelling spent $10.25 million for the six acres of land and the Crosby home and then another $12 million constructing the Manor, which was tailor-made for Spelling and his wife, Candy (hence the Candyland nickname).

That was in 1988. When accounting for inflation, Spelling spent at least $48 million in today’s money.

Wars of the Rich

Bar and aquarium

When it was being built, the Manor caused quite a stir with the neighbors, who bemoaned that the mansion was too large and ostentatious. One neighbor filed an injunction against Spelling, which limited the number of trucks allowed on the construction site.

The neighbor cited beer cans being left behind (on Spelling’s acres) and an increase in weeds on their own property as reasons for the house ruining the neighborhood.

'We Don't Deal with Intermediaries'

Exterior shot

The neighbor, Audrey Irmas, said the Spellings would send her and her husband flowers to try and smooth things over. In response, the Irmases would toss them in the garbage.

"They would send (someone) to talk about the problems, but we said we don't deal with intermediaries," Irmas told the Los Angeles Times in 1988 .

Exactly. Intermediaries are for peasants and the unwashed. 

The Neighborhood Hates it


Another neighbor, J.P. Gurein, told the Los Angeles Times the mega mansion had attracted "strange people, sightseers in the neighborhood" and that their "once peaceful neighborhood has been shattered."

Irmas said the house blocked her view of the sunrise and called it "Look-at-me-I'm-rich architecture" and said, "I hope I never lay eyes on them."

Apparently, Hugh Hefner’s parties weren’t that noisy, as the Playboy Mansion is right next door, as is the Gregory Peck estate. And while the property is properly huge, Holmby Hills is not known for its humble houses. Home prices can stretch near $100 million, and some of the more expensive ones have over 30,000 square feet of living space.

Predictably, the neighborhood is made up of executives and celebrities. Past residents include Jeremy Renner, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Jayne Mansfield, Lloyd Bridges, Walt Disney, Humphrey Bogart and Barbra Streisand. Residents Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson had a secret underground tunnel connecting their properties to the Playboy Mansion.

Spelling Wanted to Make It Bigger

Young Tori Spelling and parents

While discussing the mansion during an Instagram interview interview, Palmer mentioned that Aaron Spelling actually wanted to make the house even bigger. 

"I remember hearing he wanted to put another wing on the house to make it bigger," Palmer said. "And put a zoo in the house! Which he never did."

We're pretty sure the neighbors would have assembled into a torch-wielding mob if Spelling had actualized his dream. 

In this 1983 photo, Aaron (center) is seen speaking with former ABC president Tony Thomopoulos. Candy is rocking some serious diamonds, and future "Beverly Hills 90210" star Tori Spelling is just 10 years old here. 

The Remodel


Ecclestone did away with some of the Manor’s very custom features, which included rooms built precisely for Candy’s hobbies — like two rooms designated as "gift rooms" for wrapping and storing presents. There, she would wrap presents for all the stars and cast of her husband’s many TV shows.

"There were times where I would wrap, at Christmas alone, 900, 1,100 gifts," she said in an interview . It’s not known if the room designated for cutting flowers and a humidity-controlled silver storage room are still around. We know the wrapping room and doll room are gone.

When Candy sold the house to Ecclestone in 2011, she made a two-part reality show about her moving out called "Selling Spelling Manor." The trailer can be found , but the actual show has vanished. 


A twin butterfly staircase, marble flooring, crystal floating castle chandelier, Renaissance-style paintings and striking touches of black and white color make up the grandiose foyer.

Candy wanted a butterfly staircase because she loved the grand staircase from the house in "Gone With the Wind."

It's All Limestone

Double staircase like Gone With the Wind

The entire exterior of the home is made out of limestone.

According to one rumor, the Spellings purchased a limestone quarry to make sure all the stone had a consistent look. 

Sam Palmer

Palmer now runs a company called Staffing Properties, which provides ultra-wealthy owners of massive properties with all the staff required to wait on them hand and foot. Unsurprisingly, Palmer came up with the idea when he was living at the Manor. 

Palmer used to be a director at the Maddox art gallery . He's reportedly a humble guy. He and Petra now do charity work for children with autism. They live in London. 

The Bedroom


There are more than enough places to sit in this enormous bedroom, which features two huge entrances. 

"The bedroom was insane," Palmer recalled.

Yes, yes, it is. 

Past the Bedroom's Double Doors...

Petra Eccelstone's former bathroom

We believe this is the master bathroom, accessible from the master bedroom and through a pair of double doors. 

The Master Bathroom

Grand bathroom

This bathroom features a triple vanity with wall-length mirrors (one which appears to have some kind of LED screen or television) and shiny, hexagon tile flooring.

There's a large freestanding soaking tub in the middle of the room and even a day bed. 

The Beauty Salon

Indoor beauty salon

A huge room that used to house Candy’s expansive doll collection has been transformed into a hair salon and spa area for relaxing.

There’s even a mounted flat-screen television and magazine rack.

Full of Style

Beauty salon

Another angle of the beauty room reveals that this really is a full-blown salon.

There's space for at least three people to get their hair cut, while the nail grooming area below the Marilyn Monroe portrait has room for two stylists. 

Gigantic closet

Does your closet have a staircase? This one has two, because money.

It's Like a Tiny Clothing Store


When does a closet stop becoming a closet? Is it when it looks like a small shop you might find in a cramped Manhattan storefront?

The Kitchen

Kitchen from Spelling Manor

Candy once said you could "cook for two or 800" in her kitchen. Sounds about right. 

The Dining Room

Dining room

Sit down for a meal or a board meeting at the elongated dining table, situated in the middle of a rectangular-shaped room and below a low-hanging crystal chandelier. 

Dinner for Four or 40

Large dining room

The dining room features heart-shaped artwork on the walls and glossy floors. 

'We Only Used a Few Rooms'

Manor in Los Angeles

"We only used a few rooms," Palmer recalled. To keep himself down to earth, he would remind himself, "We can only sit on one part of the sofa and watch one TV. That kept me grounded." 

Decorative Touches Everywhere

The Manor's living room

We wonder how many of these rooms were even decorated? Outfitting a 123-room mansion would be extraordinarily expensive, even if you were shopping at the thrift store. 

This room has oodles of decorative molding, recessed lighting and five French doors that open up to the outside. 

The Fireplace


This photo was taken before Eccelstone's decorations, but after the renovations. 

The fireplace is all marble. There's a mirror mounted above the mantle — although we don't think this room needs the illusion of looking any bigger. 

The Bowling Alley

Bowling alley

If you feel like working on your frame game, there’s no need to mingle with the beer-swilling unwashed masses at the bowling alley.

The Manor has its very own two-lane bowling alley and its own shoe closet, with enough shoe sizes for everyone.

Candy told People she had size 14s made for Tom Selleck, whose feet are almost as big as his mustache.

A Living Room

Living room in Spelling Manor

The home was redesigned by Gavin Brodin of Bordin Design Build. It was redecorated in just 12 weeks.

Brodin split the house up into seven different sections, which is essentially seven 8,000-square-foot houses.

Each section had specific contractors working on the home at the same time. 

The Bowling Alley Has a Lounge

The Manor's bowling alley

But what if you're not bowling? Then just mosey on over to the lounge, which has carpeted flooring and an extremely long couch. 

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Somewhere within the vicinity of the bowling alley is this game room. It includes a poker table, card table, billiards table and several pieces of sleek black furniture. 

"The house needed to be updated for a younger generation," Palmer said on Instagram. 

'A Shame on the House'

Game room of the Manor

"The house was built for entertaining," Palmer said during the Instagram interview. "I understand Candy and Aaron were the king and queen of entertaining. But Petra and I, we're kind of private. It was probably a shame on the house."

The Theater


Forget creaking movie seats and sticky floors. The Manor’s theater has two tiers of comfy lounge seating, carpeted flooring, coffered ceiling and a movie screen that rises from the floor.

Lots of Seating

Indoor movie theater

The theater appears to feature soundproof walls, so you can crank the volume up all the way while the kids are sleeping. 

Polar Bear Art

Inside the Manor

This picture comes from Palmer's Instagram. It's a table situated by the bedroom, with a large black-and-white picture of a polar bear. 

Black Hearts and Art

Living room artwork

A shot of a painting in one of the Manor's many, many rooms. Notice the black, heart-shaped lamps mounted to the wall. 

Indoor-Outdoor Living

Indoor-outdoor room

Certain rooms of the house are flush with French doors, allowing the room to almost fully open up to the outdoors.

A Sitting Area

Sitting room

At 56,000 square feet — roughly the size of an American football field — this mansion's guests will be doing a lot of walking.

So there need to be ample places to sit, like this sitting area on the first floor. 

The Dollars


On top of the enormous price tag, this home will cost you about $1.1 million a year in taxes.

Square-footage wise, the $119.7 million price tag means each square foot of living space amounts to $2,138. 

Manor's pool

The pool is enclosed in a wall expertly decorated with vegetation. There's a hot tub at one end and numerous places to sunbathe on the patio. 

The Koi Pond

Koi pond

Located on the 4.6 acres of gated Holmby Hills land are a citrus orchard, vegetable garden, koi pond, rose gardens and formal gardens.

Path through the gardens

Those 4.6 acres are covered with snaking stone footpaths. 

Tennis Court

Tennis court

Also located here is a full tennis court, fountains and statues. Other notable features include a granite motor court for 100 cars, solarium, wine cellar, gym and tanning rooms.

The Driveway

Long driveway

"For me, the best thing [about living in the Manor] was the drive up the driveway," said Palmer. "It was all so beautifully kept." 

A Lily Pond

Courtyard fountain

Outside, on one of the many, many outdoor patios, there is a rectangular lily pond with several water features. 

Special Guests

Fountain at The Manor in Los Angeles

In 1994, Princess Diana and Prince Charles stayed at the mansion for a little while.

We're not sure exactly how long they sojourned here for, but it was long enough for the Spellings to commission a commemorative plate installed near the front door. 

A Statue Close-Up


Candy originally decided to sell Spelling Manor in 2009 because of a falling out with her daughter.

Tori cut her mother out of her life after Aaron died, and for a while, Candy had no relationship with her grandchildren. 

Today, Tori said she is on "really good" terms with Candy after years of estrangement. 

A Lion Waits

Statue and doorway

The house is guarded by a lion statue near the front door. At least, we think it's the front door. This house has so many doors and steps, it's difficult to tell. 

It also looks like this statue used to be part of a fountain. 

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This aerial picture reveals some of the formal garden, which has been artfully designed into geometric shapes. 

Full of Roses

Rose garden

A closer look at the gardens shows they are rose gardens. Which makes perfect sense, since an entire room in the house used to be used for cutting flowers. 

Roses are difficult flowers to care for. The Manor would require at least one full-time gardener. 

The Grounds

Side shot

The W-shaped house opens up to a backyard of rolling green lawns.

There's more than enough room here to entertain several hundred people. 

The Motorcourt

Spelling Mansion

The motorcourt is large enough to hold 100 cars. 

This photo is from 1993, when the home was still a new construction, and all of the Spellings lived there. 

Before Photos: When It Was Candyland

Candy Spelling

Let's take a look at what the Manor used to look like, back when the Spellings lived there, when it was Candyland. 

This throwback photo posted by Candy on her Instagram shows the socialite posing next to a large oil painting.

We don't know how much that necklace she's wearing is worth, but we're sure it's very expensive. The Spellings auctioned off a few jewels in 2000, with prices ranging from $80,000 to $120,000. 

Before: The Gift Wrapping Room

Candy Spelling's gift-wrapping room

A photo of Candy from the 1990s in the Manor's gift-wrapping room side-by-side with Candy in 2017.

After leaving the Manor, Candy bought a $35 million penthouse in Los Angeles' Century City neighborhood. It has a gift-wrapping room. 

Spelling Manor Christmas

Christmas at Spelling Manor

The Spellings went absolutely all-out when it came to Christmas.

And when you have that much money — Aaron Spelling was worth around $500 million-$600 million when he died in 2006 — going all-out is something else. 

Rows of Bears

Christmas at Spelling Manor

Spelling would line the foyer's butterfly staircases with stuffed bears for Christmas. 

"I loved collecting Christmas Bears [sic] for a display on the staircase during the holidays when we lived at The Manor," Candy wrote on Instagram .

Live-Action Nutcrackers

Christmas at The Manor

But there's more than just stair bears. How about some people dressed up like nutcrackers and a high-rent Santa Claus to greet the kids on Christmas morning?

That wouldn't give them a warped view of reality. 

Life-Sized Nutcrackers

Nutcracker Christmas decorations

While the Spellings could have afforded to pay some of those actors to stand watch all day, they opted instead to buy these life-sized nutcracker statues. They're guarding the fire alarm. 

What, your house doesn't have a fire alarm?

An Army of Nutcrackers

Christmas at Spelling Manor

Come Christmas time at Candyland, an army of nutcrackers lined up at the front steps of Spelling Manor. There are well over 50 of them. 

And notice that snow? Was it snowing in California that year? Probably not. 

There Was a Snow Machine

Aaron Spelling, Candy Spelling, Tori Spelling, Randy Spelling

The Spellings would use a snow machine to create snow during Christmas. We're pretty sure it's still on the property, as Palmer noted that he and Eccelstone used one while they lived there. 

"There was a ramp of snow up the doorstep at Christmas," he said. 

Before: The Office


This was Aaron's old office. Ecclestone swapped out half the built-in bookcases for two aquariums and a full bar. 

Before: The Foyer

Before Foyer

What the foyer looked like before Eccelstone's remodel. The wallpaper was removed, while the marble floors were recolored.

The tiered chandelier was swapped out for a more modern, and more dramatic, one. 

Before: The Sun Room

Sun room

Originally, this room had tile flooring and wicker furniture. Eccelstone made it more of a "livable" space, adding carpet indoor furniture. 

She also got rid of the pink-colored walls. 

Before: The Dining Room

Dining room

The dining room before Brodin and Eccelstone updated it into the modern era. 

The room still houses a very long table, but the fireplace has been fully remodeled.

The molding around the chandelier has been colored black, and the chandelier has been swapped out. 

Before: Living Room

Living room

One of the main living rooms used to have light pink walls and was full of that Victorian era-inspired furniture that was popular in the 1990s. 

From the Road

Spelling Manor from the street

A look at the Manor from the street. The driveway snakes up to the house, making it longer than it needs to be. However, the house isn't that close to the street — it's just so large that it looks closer. 

We can't wait until the new owners sell the Manor so we can get another peak inside. 

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Tours of the Manor House are scheduled seasonally and provide a guided look at the major living spaces of the Manor House, both upstairs and down. House tours are available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1 pm.  The cost is $15 per person. 

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Holidays at the Manor House returns, nominated for favorite historic holiday home tour

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The annual Holidays at the Manor House is scheduled to return as an in-person event starting Dec. 4 at Wildwood.

This year, reservations for time slots are required -- though many have already been booked. Admission is free and masks are required regardless of vaccination status. The events run through Dec. 12.

The Toledo tradition is nominated for USA Today’s Readers’ Choice favorite historic holiday home tour. You can vote for it here . Other notable nominees include Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, and the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina.

Visitors can tour the house and walk along the illuminated trails on the grounds. Those interested can also visit Metroparks Hall for the model train exhibit by the Swanton Area Railroad and Model Club.

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Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Belle Grove offers guests inspiring tours of the region's premier authentic antebellum plantation. Belle Grove’s expert volunteer docents and staff lead guided tours of the 1797 Manor House.

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Visitors may also enjoy a complimentary, self-guided tour of the historic landscape and garden, and can visit the Museum Shop during open hours. Belle Grove’s beautiful picnic areas, complete with panoramic mountain views, is also available for visitors’ use during museum touring hours.   

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Walking the grounds and tour our facilities, you’ll find the flexible spaces and meet the customer-focused staff that deliver a truly customized event. For the seamless corporate event, wedding or other special occasion, we’re the place in northern Cincinnati.

Our venue offers three beautiful environments – the Main Building, the Gardens and the Carriage House. Explore all the possibilities from natural outdoor ambiance to traditional elegance. All our venues provide comfort and privacy with the conveniences of a suburban location.

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Established in 1996, we’ve hosted happy couples, corporate teams and families celebrating major life events. We invite you to take a tour from the comfort of your own home or office by watching this video. See how Manor House can help you create the perfect event.

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We help you create the wedding of your dreams. We have the perfect settings for an intimate family ceremony or a large, elaborate celebration — all in one convenient location. With the perfect combination of indoor and outdoor spaces on our 18-acre property, we bring your vision to life. All you have to say is “I do!”

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At the Manor House, we believe every event is a reason to celebrate. Whether that is a birthday, anniversary, baby or bridal shower, bar or bat mitzvah, rehearsal dinner, or graduation, we are here to help you craft the perfect event for any special occasion. Our spaces are designed for your gathering of any size. Raise a glass and celebrate!

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Enjoy a cozy and comfortable stay in our charming rooms at Excelsior at Manor House. Our rooms are designed with a cozy ambiance, featuring vintage-style decor that gives a homely feel. Each room has an inviting atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.

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Discover the epitome of sophistication and versatility at The Excelsior at Manor house, your premier destination for unforgettable events. Nestled in the heart of Tanglewood Park, our venues seamlessly combines exquisite spaces, delectable catering, and a team of dedicated professionals to ensure your special occasion surpasses all expectations. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, let The Excelsior at Manor house set the stage for your next remarkable event. Book your experience today and elevate your celebrations to new heights! 

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Inside the manor: uncovering its story.

Nestled in Tanglewood Park, the Manor House has rich history. Tanglewood, steeped in history and southern allure itslef, has its roots in Sir Walter Raleigh's claim to the land in 1584. The Manor House, a gift from James Johnson to his daughter Emily in 1859, became the centerpiece. In 1921, the Johnson heirs sold the property to William Neal Reynolds, expanding it to 1,100 acres. Mr. Will, added a "Trophy Room," damaged in a 1980 fire but since restored. In 1951, the Reynolds bequeathed Tanglewood as a public recreational park, sharing its beauty and history with the citizens of Forsyth County. Today, the Manor House serves as a guest house, hosting weddings, meetings, and overnight stays. 

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Excelsior at Manor House nestled in the heart of the Tanglewood Park , once the estate of Will and Kate Reynolds, now a vibrant public park. Enjoy fishing, pedal boats, tennis, and the Aquatic Center. Delight in gardens, trail systems, horse stables, and golf. The Arboretum showcases global plant varieties. Kate's passion for horticulture, guided by German master gardener Mr. Frank Lustig, left a lasting imprint with the Arboretum. Lustig dedicated 60 years to Tanglewood, creating a legacy of natural beauty and artistry.

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Travel Itinerary For One Week in Moscow: The Best of Moscow!

I just got back from one week in Moscow. And, as you might have already guessed, it was a mind-boggling experience. It was not my first trip to the Russian capital. But I hardly ever got enough time to explore this sprawling city. Visiting places for business rarely leaves enough time for sightseeing. I think that if you’ve got one week in Russia, you can also consider splitting your time between its largest cities (i.e. Saint Petersburg ) to get the most out of your trip. Seven days will let you see the majority of the main sights and go beyond just scratching the surface. In this post, I’m going to share with you my idea of the perfect travel itinerary for one week in Moscow.

Moscow is perhaps both the business and cultural hub of Russia. There is a lot more to see here than just the Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Centuries-old churches with onion-shaped domes dotted around the city are in stark contrast with newly completed impressive skyscrapers of Moscow City dominating the skyline. I spent a lot of time thinking about my Moscow itinerary before I left. And this city lived up to all of my expectations.

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Travel Itinerary For One Week in Moscow

Day 1 – red square and the kremlin.

Metro Station: Okhotny Ryad on Red Line.

No trip to Moscow would be complete without seeing its main attraction. The Red Square is just a stone’s throw away from several metro stations. It is home to some of the most impressive architectural masterpieces in the city. The first thing you’ll probably notice after entering it and passing vendors selling weird fur hats is the fairytale-like looking Saint Basil’s Cathedral. It was built to commemorate one of the major victories of Ivan the Terrible. I once spent 20 minutes gazing at it, trying to find the perfect angle to snap it. It was easier said than done because of the hordes of locals and tourists.

As you continue strolling around Red Square, there’s no way you can miss Gum. It was widely known as the main department store during the Soviet Era. Now this large (yet historic) shopping mall is filled with expensive boutiques, pricey eateries, etc. During my trip to Moscow, I was on a tight budget. So I only took a retro-style stroll in Gum to get a rare glimpse of a place where Soviet leaders used to grocery shop and buy their stuff. In case you want some modern shopping experience, head to the Okhotny Ryad Shopping Center with stores like New Yorker, Zara, and Adidas.

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To continue this Moscow itinerary, next you may want to go inside the Kremlin walls. This is the center of Russian political power and the president’s official residence. If you’re planning to pay Kremlin a visit do your best to visit Ivan the Great Bell Tower as well. Go there as early as possible to avoid crowds and get an incredible bird’s-eye view. There are a couple of museums that are available during designated visiting hours. Make sure to book your ticket online and avoid lines.

Day 2 – Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Tretyakov Gallery, and the Arbat Street

Metro Station: Kropotkinskaya on Red Line

As soon as you start creating a Moscow itinerary for your second day, you’ll discover that there are plenty of metro stations that are much closer to certain sites. Depending on your route, take a closer look at the metro map to pick the closest.

The white marble walls of Christ the Saviour Cathedral are awe-inspiring. As you approach this tallest Orthodox Christian church, you may notice the bronze sculptures, magnificent arches, and cupolas that were created to commemorate Russia’s victory against Napoleon.

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Unfortunately, the current Cathedral is a replica, since original was blown to bits in 1931 by the Soviet government. The new cathedral basically follows the original design, but they have added some new elements such as marble high reliefs.

Home to some precious collection of artworks, in Tretyakov Gallery you can find more than 150,000 of works spanning centuries of artistic endeavor. Originally a privately owned gallery, it now has become one of the largest museums in Russia. The Gallery is often considered essential to visit. But I have encountered a lot of locals who have never been there.

Famous for its souvenirs, musicians, and theaters, Arbat street is among the few in Moscow that were turned into pedestrian zones. Arbat street is usually very busy with tourists and locals alike. My local friend once called it the oldest street in Moscow dating back to 1493. It is a kilometer long walking street filled with fancy gift shops, small cozy restaurants, lots of cute cafes, and street artists. It is closed to any vehicular traffic, so you can easily stroll it with kids.

Day 3 – Moscow River Boat Ride, Poklonnaya Hill Victory Park, the Moscow City

Metro Station: Kievskaya and Park Pobedy on Dark Blue Line / Vystavochnaya on Light Blue Line

Voyaging along the Moscow River is definitely one of the best ways to catch a glimpse of the city and see the attractions from a bit different perspective. Depending on your Moscow itinerary, travel budget and the time of the year, there are various types of boats available. In the summer there is no shortage of boats, and you’ll be spoiled for choice.

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If you find yourself in Moscow during the winter months, I’d recommend going with Radisson boat cruise. These are often more expensive (yet comfy). They offer refreshments like tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and, of course, alcoholic drinks. Prices may vary but mostly depend on your food and drink selection. Find their main pier near the opulent Ukraine hotel . The hotel is one of the “Seven Sisters”, so if you’re into the charm of Stalinist architecture don’t miss a chance to stay there.

The area near Poklonnaya Hill has the closest relation to the country’s recent past. The memorial complex was completed in the mid-1990s to commemorate the Victory and WW2 casualties. Also known as the Great Patriotic War Museum, activities here include indoor attractions while the grounds around host an open-air museum with old tanks and other vehicles used on the battlefield.

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The hallmark of the memorial complex and the first thing you see as you exit metro is the statue of Nike mounted to its column. This is a very impressive Obelisk with a statue of Saint George slaying the dragon at its base.

Maybe not as impressive as Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Tower , the skyscrapers of the Moscow City (otherwise known as Moscow International Business Center) are so drastically different from dull Soviet architecture. With 239 meters and 60 floors, the Empire Tower is the seventh highest building in the business district.

The observation deck occupies 56 floor from where you have some panoramic views of the city. I loved the view in the direction of Moscow State University and Luzhniki stadium as well to the other side with residential quarters. The entrance fee is pricey, but if you’re want to get a bird’s eye view, the skyscraper is one of the best places for doing just that.

Day 4 – VDNKh, Worker and Collective Farm Woman Monument, The Ostankino TV Tower

Metro Station: VDNKh on Orange Line

VDNKh is one of my favorite attractions in Moscow. The weird abbreviation actually stands for Russian vystavka dostizheniy narodnogo khozyaystva (Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy). With more than 200 buildings and 30 pavilions on the grounds, VDNKh serves as an open-air museum. You can easily spend a full day here since the park occupies a very large area.

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First, there are pavilions that used to showcase different cultures the USSR was made of. Additionally, there is a number of shopping pavilions, as well as Moskvarium (an Oceanarium) that features a variety of marine species. VDNKh is a popular venue for events and fairs. There is always something going on, so I’d recommend checking their website if you want to see some particular exhibition.

A stone’s throw away from VDNKh there is a very distinctive 25-meters high monument. Originally built in 1937 for the world fair in Paris, the hulking figures of men and women holding a hammer and a sickle represent the Soviet idea of united workers and farmers. It doesn’t take much time to see the monument, but visiting it gives some idea of the Soviet Union’s grandiose aspirations.

I have a thing for tall buildings. So to continue my travel itinerary for one week in Moscow I decided to climb the fourth highest TV tower in the world. This iconic 540m tower is a fixture of the skyline. You can see it virtually from everywhere in Moscow, and this is where you can get the best panoramic views (yep, even better than Empire skyscraper).

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Parts of the floor are made of tempered glass, so it can be quite scary to exit the elevator. But trust me, as you start observing buildings and cars below, you won’t want to leave. There is only a limited number of tickets per day, so you may want to book online. Insider tip: the first tour is cheaper, you can save up to $10 if go there early.

Day 5 – A Tour To Moscow Manor Houses

Metro Station: Kolomenskoye, Tsaritsyno on Dark Green Line / Kuskovo on Purple Line

I love visiting the manor houses and palaces in Moscow. These opulent buildings were generally built to house Russian aristocratic families and monarchs. Houses tend to be rather grand affairs with impressive architecture. And, depending on the whims of the owners, some form of a landscaped garden.

During the early part of the 20th century though, many of Russia’s aristocratic families (including the family of the last emperor) ended up being killed or moving abroad . Their manor houses were nationalized. Some time later (after the fall of the USSR) these were open to the public. It means that today a great many of Moscow’s finest manor houses and palaces are open for touring.

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There are 20 manor houses scattered throughout the city and more than 25 in the area around. But not all of them easily accessible and exploring them often takes a lot of time. I’d recommend focusing on three most popular estates in Moscow that are some 30-minute metro ride away from Kremlin.

Sandwiched between the Moscow River and the Andropov Avenue, Kolomenskoye is a UNESCO site that became a public park in the 1920’s. Once a former royal estate, now it is one of the most tranquil parks in the city with gorgeous views. The Ascension Church, The White Column, and the grounds are a truly grand place to visit.

You could easily spend a full day here, exploring a traditional Russian village (that is, in fact, a market), picnicking by the river, enjoying the Eastern Orthodox church architecture, hiking the grounds as well as and wandering the park and gardens with wildflower meadows, apple orchards, and birch and maple groves. The estate museum showcases Russian nature at its finest year-round.

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If my travel itinerary for one week in Moscow was a family tree, Tsaritsyno Park would probably be the crazy uncle that no-one talks about. It’s a large park in the south of the city of mind-boggling proportions, unbelievable in so many ways, and yet most travelers have never heard of it.

The palace was supposed to be a summer home for Empress Catherine the Great. But since the construction didn’t meet with her approval the palace was abandoned. Since the early 1990’s the palace, the pond, and the grounds have been undergoing renovations. The entire complex is now looking brighter and more elaborately decorated than at possibly any other time during its history. Like most parks in Moscow, you can visit Tsaritsyno free of charge, but there is a small fee if you want to visit the palace.

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Last, but by no means least on my Moscow itinerary is Kuskovo Park . This is definitely an off-the-beaten-path place. While it is not easily accessible, you will be rewarded with a lack of crowds. This 18th-century summer country house of the Sheremetev family was one of the first summer country estates of the Russian nobility. And when you visit you’ll quickly realize why locals love this park.

Like many other estates, Kuskovo has just been renovated. So there are lovely French formal garden, a grotto, and the Dutch house to explore. Make sure to plan your itinerary well because the estate is some way from a metro station.

Day 6 – Explore the Golden Ring

Creating the Moscow itinerary may keep you busy for days with the seemingly endless amount of things to do. Visiting the so-called Golden Ring is like stepping back in time. Golden Ring is a “theme route” devised by promotion-minded journalist and writer Yuri Bychkov.

Having started in Moscow the route will take you through a number of historical cities. It now includes Suzdal, Vladimir, Kostroma, Yaroslavl and Sergiev Posad. All these awe-inspiring towns have their own smaller kremlins and feature dramatic churches with onion-shaped domes, tranquil residential areas, and other architectural landmarks.

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I only visited two out of eight cities included on the route. It is a no-brainer that Sergiev Posad is the nearest and the easiest city to see on a day trip from Moscow. That being said, you can explore its main attractions in just one day. Located some 70 km north-east of the Russian capital, this tiny and overlooked town is home to Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, UNESCO Site.

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Sergiev Posad is often described as being at the heart of Russian spiritual life. So it is uncommon to see the crowds of Russian pilgrims showing a deep reverence for their religion. If you’re traveling independently and using public transport, you can reach Sergiev Posad by bus (departs from VDNKh) or by suburban commuter train from Yaroslavskaya Railway Station (Bahnhof). It takes about one and a half hours to reach the town.

Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is a great place to get a glimpse of filling and warming Russian lunch, specifically at the “ Gostevaya Izba ” restaurant. Try the duck breast, hearty potato and vegetables, and the awesome Napoleon cake.

Day 7 – Gorky Park, Izmailovo Kremlin, Patriarch’s Ponds

Metro Station: Park Kultury or Oktyabrskaya on Circle Line / Partizanskaya on Dark Blue Line / Pushkinskaya on Dark Green Line

Gorky Park is in the heart of Moscow. It offers many different types of outdoor activities, such as dancing, cycling, skateboarding, walking, jogging, and anything else you can do in a park. Named after Maxim Gorky, this sprawling and lovely park is where locals go on a picnic, relax and enjoy free yoga classes. It’s a popular place to bike around, and there is a Muzeon Art Park not far from here. A dynamic location with a younger vibe. There is also a pier, so you can take a cruise along the river too.

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The Kremlin in Izmailovo is by no means like the one you can find near the Red Square. Originally built for decorative purposes, it now features the Vernissage flea market and a number of frequent fairs, exhibitions, and conferences. Every weekend, there’s a giant flea market in Izmailovo, where dozens of stalls sell Soviet propaganda crap, Russian nesting dolls, vinyl records, jewelry and just about any object you can imagine. Go early in the morning if you want to beat the crowds.

All the Bulgakov’s fans should pay a visit to Patriarch’s Ponds (yup, that is plural). With a lovely small city park and the only one (!) pond in the middle, the location is where the opening scene of Bulgakov’s novel Master and Margarita was set. The novel is centered around a visit by Devil to the atheistic Soviet Union is considered by many critics to be one of the best novels of the 20th century. I spent great two hours strolling the nearby streets and having lunch in the hipster cafe.

Conclusion and Recommendations

To conclude, Moscow is a safe city to visit. I have never had a problem with getting around and most locals are really friendly once they know you’re a foreigner. Moscow has undergone some serious reconstruction over the last few years. So you can expect some places to be completely different. I hope my one week Moscow itinerary was helpful! If you have less time, say 4 days or 5 days, I would cut out day 6 and day 7. You could save the Golden Ring for a separate trip entirely as there’s lots to see!

What are your thoughts on this one week Moscow itinerary? Are you excited about your first time in the city? Let me know in the comments below!


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Ann Snook-Moreau

Moscow looks so beautiful and historic! Thanks for including public transit information for those of us who don’t like to rent cars.

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Yup, that is me 🙂 Rarely rent + stick to the metro = Full wallet!

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Mariella Blago

Looks like you had loads of fun! Well done. Also great value post for travel lovers.

Thanks, Mariella!

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I have always wanted to go to Russia, especially Moscow. These sights look absolutely beautiful to see and there is so much history there!

Agree! Moscow is a thousand-year-old city and there is definitely something for everyone.

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Tara Pittman

Those are amazing buildings. Looks like a place that would be amazing to visit.

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Adriana Lopez

Never been to Moscow or Russia but my family has. Many great spots and a lot of culture. Your itinerary sounds fantastic and covers a lot despite it is only a short period of time.

What was their favourite thing about Russia?

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Gladys Parker

I know very little about Moscow or Russia for the\at matter. I do know I would have to see the Red Square and all of its exquisite architectural masterpieces. Also the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR. Thanks for shedding some light on visiting Moscow.

Thanks for swinging by! The Red Square is a great starting point, but there way too many places and things to discover aside from it!

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Ruthy @ Percolate Kitchen

You are making me so jealous!! I’ve always wanted to see Russia.

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Moscow is in my bucket list, I don’t know when I can visit there, your post is really useful. As a culture rich place we need to spend at least week.

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Looks like you had a great trip! Thanks for all the great info! I’ve never been in to Russia, but this post makes me wanna go now!

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Wow this is amazing! Moscow is on my bucket list – such an amazing place to visit I can imagine! I can’t wait to go there one day!

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The building on the second picture looks familiar. I keep seeing that on TV.

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Reesa Lewandowski

What beautiful moments! I always wish I had the personality to travel more like this!

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Perfect itinerary for spending a week in Moscow! So many places to visit and it looks like you had a wonderful time. I would love to climb that tower. The views I am sure must have been amazing!

I was lucky enough to see the skyline of Moscow from this TV Tower and it is definitely mind-blowing.

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Chelsea Pearl

Moscow is definitely up there on my travel bucket list. So much history and iconic architecture!

Thumbs up! 🙂

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Blair Villanueva

OMG I dream to visit Moscow someday! Hope the visa processing would be okay (and become more affordable) so I could pursue my dream trip!

Yup, visa processing is the major downside! Agree! Time and the money consuming process…

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H IGHLANDS, N.C. ( QUEEN CITY NEWS ) — If you have $50 million burning a hole in your pocket, this home might be just what you’re looking for.

Queen City News got an exclusive tour of the mountaintop mansion that’s the most expensive listing ever in North Carolina.

Precisely on the line of the Eastern Continental Divide, at the top of Sagee Mountain, sits a home so exquisite, that we just had to get a tour.

Appropriately named “Sagee Manor” the estate itself straddles the Macon and Jackson County lines.

“It was the detail and the thought that was put into the property, really, from end to end,” said listing agent Reed Jackson with Christie’s International Real Estate.

The 7-bedroom, 10-bathroom home and guest house took 5 to 6 years to build and required dynamite to blast through granite at the top of the mountain.

Although the estate is just seven minutes from downtown Highlands, many features were milled, carved, and hand-assembled on-site.

Reed Jackson walked Queen City News through some of the top attributes.

“From the point you enter the massive hand-crafted white oak doors and then past down into the grand hall, it’s two stories and has an expansive view of the mountains, but yet it has kind of a cozy classic feel,” Jackson said. “There’s a little bit of European influence.”

The current owners spared no expense, pouring in eight-figure enhancements of their own.

“To refer to these selections as wallpaper is almost criminal,” Jackson said.

Many of the walls are fully upholstered with fabric imported from Europe. Each room telling its own story in a unique way.

“If you look at kind of the whole theme in here, you’ve got pink cabinets to match the wall covering,” Jackson said.

The white oak molding inside the home was all hand-carved. Some with pieces of mountain-themed artwork etched into the wall.

Inside the garden room, the ceiling is covered with panels of fabric perfectly aligned to seamlessly showcase artwork of native birds.

The main estate has an elevator, a wine cellar, an indoor grill, and seven fireplaces throughout.

“This kitchen actually has a fireplace that you can use on a cold day,” Jackson said.

Heading into the formal dining room Jackson said, “One of the things you’ll notice in this room is the incredible quality of the crown moldings,” Jackson said. “These are the moldings that were hand painted by an Italian artist he flew over.”

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The primary bathroom has dual vanities and a one-of-a-kind marble tub, but the real showstopper is the mountain view from the primary bedroom.

“You’ve got the westward view toward Tennessee, which is really spectacular and appropriate for the estate, for sure,” Jackson said.

Built in 2000, the more than 12,000 square foot estate not only has incredible features inside but also has a breathtaking view of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia with Tennessee just over the next mountain range.

Architect Keith Summerour continued the construction quality of the main stay home around the grounds with slate roofing and stacked slate around many of the doorways… and natural stone around the infinity edge pool and encasing entire property.

The landscaping was one of famed English garden designer Rosemary Verey’s last projects before she passed in 2001.

“These bloom up in another month or so with roses and seasonal blooms all year long,” Jackson said.

The main pavilion has a large chandelier, dual fireplaces, and a lounge area with an expansive view of the Nantahala National Forest during both sunrise and sunset.

On the backside, an amphitheater/helipad makes a trip to this mountain retreat just a 10-minute commute from the nearest airstrip and two hours from New York.

Listing agent Reed Jackson says these high-dollar estates are seeing a slight surge of interested buyers.

“The equity markets are really at historic highs,” Jackson said. “That tends to free up capital with private entrepreneurs, so I think there’s definitely a significant audience for a property like this.”

And the $50 million question still unanswered: who’s the owner?

“He is South African,” Jackson said. “His name is Andrew Johnson, and he lives in Johannesburg and also has properties in London and Florida, and I think he’s had a property in Colorado as well.”

Johnson owns Aurora Lighting, a global LED lighting manufacturer, and it’s safe to say he’s done quite well for himself and his family.

“I think the quality of the interior design and exterior architecture, the gardens that were designed by Rosemary Verey and just overall the exceptional quality of this property is pretty unrivaled on the East Coast,” Jackson said.

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    Sagee Manor House: Guest House The primary bathroom has dual vanities and a one-of-a-kind marble tub, but the real showstopper is the mountain view from the primary bedroom.

  19. Manor House Tours

    Manor House Tours. Before Wildwood became the People's Park, it was the estate of Robert A. Stranahan, co-founder of Champion Spark Plug, and his wife, Page. Tour the main areas of the house and learn the role the Stranahan family played in Toledo's history. Discover how the citizens of Lucas County united to save this land from development ...