See America’s Most Expensive House, Selling For $350 Million [Photo]


That’s so many zeros…


The most expensive home in America is up for sale, and it's located in Southern California! The asking price for the Bel Air estate known as the Chartwell is $350 million. The 25,000-square foot home was built in 1933 and sits on more than 10 acres of land. The house features a limestone facade, ballroom, formal salon and world-class wine cellar. The grounds include a manicured garden, tennis court and covered parking lot for 40 cars. You might recognize the mansion as the house of the Clampetts in the 1962–1971 TV series "The Beverly Hillbillies." Chartwell was where Jerry Perenchio, former chairman and CEO of Spanish-language broadcast network Univision, lived until his death on May 23. Photo Rogers & Cowan.

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If the property known as Chartwell looks familiar, it’s probably because it’s the home of the Clampett family in the beloved sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. Of course, that’s not who really lives in the 10.3 acre estate, complete with a giant pool, huge gardens and tennis courts.


A 10.3-acre Bel-Air estate that was owned by A. Jerrold Perenchio, the late chairman of Univision, has hit the market as the most expensive home for sale in the U.S. Price tag: $350 million. Built in 1933 by architect Sumner Spaulding, the main, 25,000-square-foot main house could be seen decades later as the Clampett family’s new digs on TV’s “The Beverly Hillbillies,” Perenchio bought the estate, named “Chartwell,” in 1986. The billionaire hired lauded designer Henri Samuel, known for putting his mark on estates owned by the Vanderbilts, Rothschilds and Valentino, to revamp the place. The main house, inspired by 18th century French neoclassical design, includes a ballroom, “world-class” wine cellar, formal salon and a “period- paneled” dining room, according to a listing announcement. A 75-foot swimming pool and pool house, tennis court, manicured gardens and covered parking for 40 cars are found on the grounds. The estate was expanded to include a Wallace Neff guest house and other amenities. Dramatic views span from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. #johnhart #zillow #trulia #redfin #billionaireestate #estate #chartwell #clampetts #beverlyhillbillies #bellaire #california #milliondollarlisting #mostexpensivehome #350million #realestate #realtorlife #instagood #architecture #milliondollarlisting #readytosell #millionaire #billiondollaridea #billionairelifestyle #perenchio #jerryperenchiohome #univision #telefutura #español

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Jerry Perenchio was a TV and film producer who died earlier this year, and some of his credits include work on “All in the Family,” “Sanford and Sons,” Blade Runner and Driving Miss Daisy.

The house was built in 1930 and also includes a ballroom, extravagant wine cellar, a salon and of course underground parking for 40 cars according to the Daily Mail. There are actually five properties on site, including the former home of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

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