The Beverly Hillbillies Mansion Breaks a Record

The Beverly Hillbillies just sold their home! Well not exactly, but the Bel Air mansion that played the Clampett's Beverly Hills home in the 1960s television show The Beverly Hillbillies, sold for a record breaking number.

How much did the mansion sell for? The estate, also known as Chartwell, has sold for a reported $150 million - a record setting price in California! Now that's a lot of money, wouldn't you agree?

The exact sale price isn't known yet, but at around $150 million, it is more than enough to set a new record. The estate was priced as high as $350 million as a pocket listing, with the architectural style of 1930s French neoclassical-style chateau of 25,000 square feet that sits on 10 acres. Very elegant, stylish, and massive. The grounds include lavish gardens, fountains, grassy lawns, a 75-foot swimming pool, and a guest house. Also included in the deal was the former home of President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, which sits behind the main estate.

Who could afford to live on such a lovely estate? Turns out it's someone with a familiar name. Lachlan Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, purchased the estate from the late A. Jerrold Perrenchio, former chairman of Univision. Sounds like you have to be a media mogul to live in the Chartwell estate.... or you can strike oil on your land and move your entire family. Either way, you have to pay the big bucks.

Below is a video that gives a tour of the estate. Check it out and see what a record breaking mansion looks like.

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