A sprawling Bel Air mansion has just nabbed the coveted spot as most expensive home on the U.S. market. Previously owned by Univision chairman and CEO, Jerry Perenchio, the California estate was featured in the 1960s TV-series “The Beverly Hillbillies”.
The mansion also known as the Chartwell, was built in the 1930s, and first belonged to hotelier, Arnold Kirkeby, whose family rented the home out for the set of the TV show. Later, it was sold to Perenchio for $13.5 million in 1986, according to Mansion Global.
Some of the lavish amenities include: a five-bedroom guesthouse, a 75-foot pool and pool house, a tennis court, a car gallery large enough for 40 cars, and a wine cellar with space for 12,000 bottles.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the mansion is among eight homes publicly listed for $100 million or more in the L.A. area.
Spanning over 25,000-square-feet, the estate was designed by architect Sumner Spaulding and built for civil engineer Lynn Atkinson.
After acquiring the property, Perenchio had designer Henri Samuel and architect Pierre Barbe renovate and restore it.
The property is represented by several top Los Angeles brokers such as: Hilton & Hyland, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Representatives for each firm did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The property will only be shown to pre-qualified buyers.