The Chartwell Estate - The most expensive home for sale in the U.S.

07-09-2017

(USKings.org) The most expensive home for sale in the United States is the grandiose mansion from the 1960s TV-series “The Beverly Hillbillies,” which hit the market Monday for $350 million.

 

The main mansion, which fans of the sitcom might recognize as the lavish neoclassical house of the rags-to-riches protagonist Jed Clampett, was the real-life home of billionaire Jerry Perenchio, who died in May at the age of 86. Perenchio lived in the historic mansion for 30 years and during that time, embarked on a landgrab of neighboring parcels that has nearly doubled the estate to 10.3 acres, according to property records.

 

 

The main residence of the $350 million estate has only traded hands twice before this. Architect Sumner Spaulding built the colossal home in the neoclassical, French chateau style in 1933. It sold in the 1940s to hotelier Arnold Kirkeby, whose family rented the home out for the set of the “Beverly Hillbillies” and later sold it to Perenchio for $13.5 million in 1986, according to property records.

 

 

Now, for $350 million, the property includes a long private driveway, a guest house by architect Wallace Neff, tennis courts, a 75-foot pool and pool house, manicured gardens—which drew scrutiny for their water use during California’s drought—and covered parking for 40 cars.

 

 


Claire Huynh (Collect) - USKings (Source of photos: internet)

 

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