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$350M Bel Air estate is the nation’s most expensive listing

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As seen on The Beverly Hillbillies

Aerial view of Chartwell Estate
The 10-acre estate includes a tennis court, swimming pool, and covered parking for 40 vehicles.
Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Hilton & Hyland, and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

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.

That’s a whole $100 million higher than the lavish $250 million Bel Air spec house listed earlier this year by developer Bruce Makowsky—previously the nation’s priciest listing, by our reckoning.

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.