Chartwell Estate in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
Source: Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Hilton& Hyland, and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
The story of Jed Clampett is, by now, a myth. A poor mountaineer, he had been able to barely feed his family of four, but the working day, while he was out hunting for food, he shelled his rifle into the drench behind his shack–and struck petroleum. The sale of the resource-rich acre, in 1962, was ultimately net him between $25 million and $100 million, and he did what anyone who knows abrupt riches would do: He packed up his truck and moved his family to Beverly Hills, where their undertakings would be the subject of nine seasons of.
Now the Bel Air estate featured in the( fictional) show’s opening recognitions is up for sale–and as matches a prosperou, cultured oilman like Jed Clampett, it’s the most expensive lean in the country at $350 million.
“Chartwell” — 10.3 acres of territory centering on a 25,000 -square-foot mansion inspired by French Neoclassical design–went on the market this week, besting its closest contestant, a Beverly Hills spec house, by $100 million.
For that terrifying sum–approximately the 2016 GDP of an African person, Sao Tome& Principe–you get more than merely a house and lawn. According to Hilton& Hyland, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, which are jointly registering the dimension, Chartwell has a ballroom, a formal lounge, and a big and temperature-controlled “world-class” wine cellar. You may want to consider stocking it with bottles from Rupert Murdoch’s winery, a nearby neighbor.
On the soils, you’ve got gardens( currently” expertly manicured “– you’ll want to keep them that room ), a tennis tribunal, a 75 -foot pool( with consortium live ), and enveloped parking for 40 autoes, apparently including a Clampett-style jalopy heaped with junk.
Are there contemplates? “Theres”. You can indeed check the Pacific Ocean and downtown Los Angeles.
Sadly, if you’re planning to lowering $350 million just so you have been able recreate iconic Beverly Hillbillies moments in the Clampetts’ own dwelling, you’re out of luck: The dwelling appeared only in the opening approvals, and the present was shot elsewhere.
The estate, primarily built in 1933, was previously owned by A. Jerrold Perenchio, who bought it in 1986. Over the next three decades, he expanded it by acquiring contiguous assets, including a Wallace Neff guest house and a home owned by Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Perenchio, a billionaire who helped raise such sitcoms as and and who was at one time the chairman and chief executive of Univision, was killed in May 2017.
Could a modern-day Jed Clampett open Chartwell now? That depends.
Clampett’s $ 25 million to $100 million haul in 1962 is equivalent to $200 million to $800 million in 2017, so if the oil fellowship that acquired his inundate was charitable, then yes, Chartwell could be his.( Although spending nearly half of one’s net worth on a monstrous estate that will require constant upkeep and staffing seems inadvisable, even for a hillbilly .) But payed the current low price of WTI Crude, down nearly 50 percent from 2013-14, I’m guessing Chartwell would be out of his budget.
Perhaps Clampett could take a look at Calabasas( home of Drake and the Kardashians ), or even Silver Lake?