Famed $350M Bel Air Estate Becomes America's Most Expensive Listing

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Chartwell Estate

The estate, known as Chartwell, spans across more than 10.3 acres and was the home of former Univision head Jerry Perenchio.

The Bel Air estate of former Univision head Jerry Perenchio — known as Chartwell — hit the market on Monday for an asking price of $350 million, making it the priciest home listing in the U.S.

The estate spans across more than 10.3 acres, with the main house clocking in at approximately 25,000 square feet. The Wallace Neff-designed home features a limestone facade, a ballroom, a wine cellar, a formal salon and period-paneled dining room. Outdoor features include meticulously manicured gardens, fountains, a tennis court, a 45-car garage and a 75-foot swimming pool. The home was used for exterior shots of the Clampett residence on The Beverly Hillbillies.

Chartwell was built in 1933 by architect Sumner Spaulding. Upon purchasing the house in 1986, Perenchio subsequently acquired adjacent properties to expand the estate.

With an asking price of $350 million, the listing blows away the Bel Air spec house that was listed earlier this year by Bruce Markowsky for $250 million, which at the time set a record.

The property is listed with Jeff Hyland, Drew Fenton and Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland; Joyce Rey, Jade Mills and Alexandra Allen of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury; and Drew Gitlin and Susan Gitlin of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.