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Mars candy heir Stephen Badger buys $15M Beverly Hills compound

Stephen Badger is the great-grandson of Mars founder Franklin Clarence Mars
April 24, 2017 01:30PM

Stephen Badger, La Collina Drive home (Getty Images/MLS)

Stephen Badger, an heir to the Mars candy empire, signed a sweet deal for an estate in Beverly Hills.

Badger, a documentary producer, purchased two adjacent properties on La Collina Drive  for $14.9 million, Yolanda’s Little Black Book reported. He is the great-grandson of Mars founder Franklin Clarence Mars.

The sellers are John and Lacey Williams. Lacey Williams is the daughter of Eileen Ford, who co-founded modeling agency Ford Models with her husband Jerry.

One of the properties on the 2.68-acre compound was once owned by Eartha Kitt, and the area is known for attracting celebrities such as Ringo Starr, Prince and Jennifer Aniston.

The 8,169-square-foot main house has has eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The property also features terraced gardens and a separate guest cottage with a full bath and kitchenette.

Badger’s purchase comes less than a year after he sold his 3,000-square-foot home behind the Chateau Marmont. [YLBB]Subrina Hudson