Asking $350M, America’s Most Expensive Home Appeared on ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’

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A ritzy mansion that starred in the 1960s The Beverly Hillbillies sitcom is the priciest home––asking $350 million––to hit the market in the U.S.

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Built in 1933 by architect Sumner Spaulding, the French chateau-style neoclassical residence in Bel-Air first belonged to hotelier Arnold Kirkeby, who bought it in the 1940s. While he lived there, he rented it out for the set of The Beverly Hillbillies. In 1986, Kirkeby sold the estate to late billionaire, Jerry Perenchio, who died in May, for $13.5 million, according to property records.

Perenchio bought several neighboring parcels, nearly doubling the total land to 10.3 acres. Most recently, he paid $9.2 million in 2009 for a 1.3-acre lot on Nimes Road. At one point, he hired interior designer Henri Samuel to redesign the home, which he named “Chartwell.”

A private driveway leads to the 25,000-square-foot main house, with an impressive wine cellar, a ballroom, and a paneled dining room, among other such exquisite rooms.

Image courtesy of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Hilton & Hyland, and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services