The Bel-Air estate may be known as Chartwell, but it’s off the
charts in terms of asking price. The home of the late Univision
billionaire A. Jerrold Perenchio is for sale at $350 million — making it
the most expensive U.S. residential listing
Classic TV watchers may remember the 25,000-square-foot main residence, built in 1933, from the credits of “The Beverly Hillbillies” sitcom.
The 25,000-square-foot mansion sits on a little over 10 acres in tony Bel-Air. (Hilton & Hyland)
Designed by architect Sumner Spaulding for grand entertaining, the mansion was inspired by 18th-century French Neoclassical style. Under Perenchio’s direction, the residence was enhanced and restored by designer Henri Samuel. Features include a detailed limestone facade, a ballroom, a wine cellar and a paneled dining room.
The property was amassed during the last 30 years to include 10.3 acres of grounds. Adjacent sites acquired to expand the estate include a Wallace Neff-designed guesthouse and the long driveway. The grounds contain manicured gardens, a tennis court, covered parking for 40 cars, a 75-foot swimming pool and a pool house.
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