One of Bel Air’s most storied estates is now the priciest home in the country. The Chartwell Estate, owned by late TV executive and Univision head Jerry Perenchio, hit the market today with an astronomical $350 million asking price.
The home was built in 1933 by architect Sumner Spaulding, who also designed Harold Lloyd’s famous Greenacres Estate in Beverly Hills. In the 1960s, the sprawling French neoclassical house was famously used for exterior shots of the Clampett residence on The Beverly Hillbillies.
Featuring 25,000 square feet of living space, the enormous home is nestled on a 10-acre lot with carefully sculpted gardens, fountains, grassy lawns, and a 75-foot swimming pool (the estate is on the short-list for the most water guzzling household in LA).
Other luxurious features include a Wallace Neff-designed guest house, a tennis court, ballroom, wine cellar, and covered parking for 40 vehicles.
The property is listed with 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.