The home of late Univision chairman Jerrold Perenchio is now on sale for $350 million, making it the most expensive home in the United States.
The Bel-Air estate hit the market this week, months after its longtime owner died. Perenchio who lived there for three decades purchased the property and nicknamed it “Chartwell.” During his residence there, he expanded the site by purchasing additional adjacent properties.
The 25,000-square-foot limestone mansion was built in 1933 by architect Sumner Spaulding and was inspired by 18th-century French Neoclassical design. The mansion features a ballroom, wine cellar, a formal salon and a period-paneled dining room. The property also has a tennis court, a guesthouse, a pristine garden, a 75-foot long pool and a pool house connected to the main house by an elevator and a tunnel, according to Variety. In addition, the mansion has a parking garage that fits 40 cars.
The main property incorporates five contiguous parcels, one of which includes the residence of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, according to Variety. Perenchio expanded to this part after he purchased it in June of last year for $15 million. Across the street from the mansion, two more non-contiguous properties can be found.
The Bel-Air estate may not be unusual to those who are familiar with the 1962 television series “The Beverly Hillbillies.” The sitcom ran for nine seasons and then ended in 1971.
In addition to the mansion going up for sale, Perenchio’s other residential real estate holdings, including his nearly 5,000-square-foot penthouse in Museum Tower in Manhattan as well as his private golf course in Malibu, will eventually be sold off as well, Variety reported.
Perenchio was a billionaire businessman and a philanthropist. He founded a Hollywood talent agency in 1964 and produced iconic shows including “The Jeffersons,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “All in the Family,” and “Stanford and Son.”
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