Clampett Mansion from 'The Beverly Hillbillies' is for Sale

  • Clampett Mansion from 'The Beverly Hillbillies' is for Sale

Clampett Mansion from 'The Beverly Hillbillies' is for Sale

These days - even factoring in inflation - the Beverly Hillbillies' newfound oil wealth of $25 million could barely cover a down payment on the home.

Word on the Platinum Triangle real estate street is that the epic Bel Air compound of recently deceased media tycoon A. Jerrold "Jerry" Perenchio is set to hit the market an elephantine asking price of $350,000,000, making it the most expensive property available on the open market in the United States. You may want to consider stocking it with bottles from Rupert Murdoch's winery, a nearby neighbour.

Built in 1933 by the architect Summer Spaulding, the property also includes a tennis court, a landscaping out of the ordinary as well as a garage that can accommodate up to 40 vehicles. If the home looks familiar, that's probably because it was featured in the closing credits of the TV series "The Beverly Hillbillies". Over the next three decades, he expanded it by purchasing adjacent properties, including a Wallace Neff guest house and a home owned by Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

The 25,000sq ft main house sits on the high point of the estate, offering views from downtown to the Pacific. Perenchio, a billionaire who helped produce such sitcoms as Sanford and Son and The Facts of Life and who was at one time the chairman and chief executive officer of Univision, died in May 2017.

During his 30-plus year residency and unquestionably deep-pocketed stewardship, Mister Perenchio substantially added to the estate.

Could a modern-day Clampett afford Chartwell now?

It has previously been owned by renowned hotelier Arnold Kirkeby before being purchased by Perenchio in 1986.