A mansion, made famous as the mega-home of the poor mountaineer of Beverly Hillbillies' fame is on the market, and at $350 million, it's now the most expensive home for sale in America, not just Beverly. He bought the initial site in 1986 and then expanded the site over 30 years by acquiring additional adjacent properties. Architect Sumner Spaulding built the colossal home in the neoclassical, French chateau style in 1933. The asking price for the Bel Air estate, known as the "Chartwell", is on the market for $350 million.
Located in the neighbourhood of Bel-Air in Los Angeles, the residence of 25,000 square feet consists of a ballroom, and an huge wine cellar. It features a wine cellar, a formal salon, a ballroom and a period-paneled dining room. Under Perenchio's direction, the residence was enhanced and restored by designer Henri Samuel.
Perenchio, former chairman and chief executive of Univision, died in May at 86. Perenchio purchased it in June 2016 for $15 million.
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The estate's grounds, which span 10.3 acres, also include manicured gardens, a tennis court, covered parking for 40 cars, 75-foot pool and fully equipped pool house.
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.