One Bel Air mansion's claim to being the most expensive home for sale in the U.S. didn't last long.
Less than a year after the so-called Billionaire house was listed for $250 million, the 10.3-acre Bel Air estate known as "Chartwell" is going on the market for the first time in three decades — at a price of $350 million.
Aside from its distinction of being the home with the heftiest price tag, the estate was featured as the Clampett mansion in the classic TV show, "The Beverly Hillbillies."
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Built in 1933 by architect Sumner Spaulding, the residence was enhanced and restored under the direction of entertainment mogul and philanthropist A. Jerrold "Jerry" Perenchio after he purchased the estate in 1986. He lived there until his death on May 23.
Perenchio, former chairman and CEO of Spanish-language broadcast network Univision, engaged designer Henri Samuel, known for his work on estates owned by the Vanderbilts, Rothschilds and Valentino, to redesign Chartwell.
Over the subsequent 30 years of Perenchio's ownership, adjacent properties were acquired to expand the estate, including a Wallace Neff guest house and a long private driveway.
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Inspired by 18th-century French Neoclassical design, the main residence is about 25,000 square feet in size and features a limestone façade, ballroom, world-class wine cellar, formal salon and period-paneled dining room.
The grounds encompass manicured gardens, a tennis court, covered parking for 40 cars and a 75-foot pool and fully equipped pool house, all set against panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.
The listing is held by Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Hilton & Hyland and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.