This Is America's Priciest Home for Sale—by Far

Chartwell Estate has an asking price of $350M
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2017 11:34 AM CDT
Updated Aug 13, 2017 12:45 PM CDT
This Is America's Priciest Home for Sale—by Far
The Chartwell Estate in Bel Air.   (Coldwell Banker)

With $350 million, you could buy 25 million acres in Australia and still have money left over. Or you could indulge in 10 acres in California. The Chartwell Estate, a 25,000-square-foot mansion in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, has hit the market for a whopping $350 million, making it the priciest residential property for sale in the US. The home, featured on The Beverly Hillbillies, was built in 1933 but has undergone plenty of updating since then. The mansion resembling France's Versailles now features manicured gardens and a limestone facade, plus a ballroom, wine cellar, tennis court, guesthouse, 75-foot swimming pool, and covered parking for 40 cars, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Owned by former Univision Chairman and CEO Jerry Perenchio before his death in May at age 86, the home beats out the nation's next priciest listing by a full $100 million, reports Curbed. That $250 million property, also in Bel Air, includes a 38,000-square-foot house with 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, and a 40-seat movie theater, per Forbes. Not extravagant enough for you? Another Bel Air home under construction is expected to hit the market later this year at $500 million, according to developer Nile Niami. The home on 4 acres reportedly includes five swimming pools and a 5,000-square-foot master bedroom. An added perk: Beyonce and Jay-Z could be your new neighbors, per the Times. (This mansion in San Francisco also needs a buyer.)

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