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Money Bel-Air's 'Beverly Hillbillies' mansion sells for about $150 million, a California price record

03:26  12 december  2019
03:26  12 december  2019 Source:   latimes.com

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5 Million Estate - Beverly Hillbillies House for Sale - 10.3 acres in Bel Air , CA - Currently the most expensive home in the nation. It is called

A short clip from a Beverly Hillbillies episode that shows the Clampett Mansion or Kirkeby Mansion in all it' s glory from the air back in 1962/1963.

a bench in front of a building: Once offered for as much as $350 million, the Bel-Air estate known as Chartwell just set the record for the priciest residential sale in California history at about $150 million.© Jim Bartsch/Handout/TNS Once offered for as much as $350 million, the Bel-Air estate known as Chartwell just set the record for the priciest residential sale in California history at about $150 million.

LOS ANGELES — Some know it as “The Beverly Hillbillies” mansion, others as Chartwell. Now, it has a new name: California’s chart-topper.

The Bel-Air residence of late media mogul A. Jerrold Perenchio has sold for the highest price in California history, about $150 million. Although the exact number isn’t clear, people familiar with the deal who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to comment told The Times the closing price was well above the $119.75-million sale of the Manor in Holmby Hills earlier this year.

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Priced as high as $350 million as a pocket listing, the estate centers on a 1930s French Neoclassical-style chateau of 25,000 square feet that sits on 10 acres. Also trading in the deal was the former home of President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, which sits behind the main estate.

The palatial estate is the sixth residential property to sell in the Los Angeles area for more than $100 million.

The mega-estate also carries one of the highest annual tax bills in the Los Angeles area at $1.3 million. In all, the estate contains 18 bedrooms and 24 bathrooms.

Classic television watchers may recognize Chartwell from the credits of “The Beverly Hillbillies” sitcom (it was not used in the actual filming of the series). However, in real estate circles, it has long been considered among L.A.’s great estates.

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Christophe Choo of the Christophe Choo Real Estate Group at Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills takes you on a driving tour of through the West Gate of Bel Air

Move over, 0 million mansion . It looks like there’ s a new Bel Air property on the market that’ s getting the title of most expensive home in the U. S . A 25,000-square-foot estate known as "Chartwell" has just been listed for 0 million , making it the priciest residential property in the country right now.

Related video: See inside the Chartwell estate (provided by CNBC)

Designed by architect Sumner Spaulding, the limestone-clad estate includes such Gatsby-esque features as a ballroom, scaled formal rooms and a vaulted foyer. The custom wine vault can hold 12,000 bottles. There’s also a paneled dining room.

Perenchio, who died in 2017 at 86, acquired the main estate and three contiguous parcels in the 1980s. Under his direction, the main residence was enhanced and restored by designer Henri Samuel and architect Pierre Barbe.

Obscured from the street by walls and hedges, the grounds contain manicured gardens, elaborate fountain features, a tennis court, a 75-foot swimming pool and a pool house. A separate guest house was designed by noted architect Wallace Neff.

Drew Gitlin and Susan Gitlin from Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices California Properties; Drew Fenton, Gary Gold, and Jeff Hyland with of Hilton & Hyland; and Joyce Rey, Jade Mills, and Alexandra Allen of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury were the listing agents.

Since his death, Perenchio’s estate has listed and sold a number of properties, including large holdings in Malibu. Across from Chartwell, a vacant property Perenchio used as a private vineyard sold in November for $12 million.

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