It's 2017 and the 'Beverly Hillbillies' Mansion Is the Most Expensive Home in the US

Them there Clampetts done good on their investment

By Evan Bleier

 
It's 2017 and the 'Beverly Hillbillies' Mansion Is the Most Expensive Home in the US
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08 August 2017

In the Beverly Hillbillies, a surveyor from the OK Oil Company told Jed Clampett the reserves in his oil field could be worth as much as $25 million, prompting Jed to move his family to California.

It seems the family had better luck than even they realized at the time, as apparently the mansion the Clampetts moved into isn’t worth $25 million, but actually 14 times that.

Known as Chartwell, the 25,000-square-foot house that was used for exterior shots of the Clampett family’s Beverly Hills mansion on the ‘60s sitcom is actually located on a 10.3-acre parcel of land in Bel Air that architect Sumner Spaulding bought in the 1930s for his wife.

Unfortunately for the pair, she never moved in but the home, which was later purchased by late Univision billionaire Jerry Perenchio in 1986. And now, the listing once again hit the market for whopping $350 million — making it the most expensive residential listing in the United States, according to Variety.

Listed by brokers at Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Hilton & Hyland and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, the property includes a ballroom, world-class wine cellar, period-paneled dining room and a salon as well as a tennis court, covered parking for 40 cars and a 75-foot-long pool.

We doggone dig it, but if you think that $350m is a bit exorbitant for a property that hillbillies used to call home, we suggest checking out a more modest $250m or $100m house in the area.

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