America’s most expensive home, as seen in ‘The Beverly Hillbillies,’ hits the market at $350 million
A California estate featured in the credits of “The Beverly Hillbillies” now has another notable distinction — the most expensive residential listing in the country.
The Bel-Air estate, known as Chartwell, hit the market Monday with an asking price of $350 million, and was the home of the late Univision billionaire A. Jerrold Perenchio.
Perenchio purchased the estate in 1986, and died in May at 86.
The home was originally built in 1933, and includes 25,000 square feet of living space, including a ballroom, world-class wine cellar, formal salon and “period-paneled dining room,” according to a joint press release from listing brokers at Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Hilton & Hyland and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
The exterior of the home, which was inspired by 18th century French neoclassical design, was used in shots of the Clampett residence on the hit sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
The estate’s grounds, which span 10.3 acres, also include manicured gardens, a tennis court, covered parking for 40 cars, 75-foot pool and fully equipped pool house.
Chartwell also includes “sweeping panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.”
The property is listed by Jeff Hyland, Drew Fenton and Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland; Joyce Rey, Jade Mills and Alexandra Allen of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury; and Drew Gitlin and Susan Gitlin of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.