‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Mansion Sells for $150 Million [Pictures]
A Los Angeles mansion made famous in the credits of the long-running CBS sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies has sold for the very un-hillbilly-like price of $150 million. Owners of the 11-bedroom, 18-bathroom Bel-Air home were originally seeking $245 million.
Per the L.A. Times, the sale price marks the highest in California history. Lachlan Murdoch — son of news mogul Rupert Murdoch — bought the 25,000-square-foot house on 10 acres in Bel-Air. Former president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy used to live just behind the main estate, and the sale includes that home as well.
A 75-foot pool, tennis courts, parking garage for over three dozen vehicles and underground tunnel help make the mansion unique. The buyer also gets a 12,000 bottle wine cellar and meticulously manicured landscaping that allows few passersby to gaze through. The house on Nimes Rd. was built in 1936 (per Zillow) and was once referred to as the "house with golden doorknobs."
The late A. Jerrold Perenchio owned the house until his death. He'd purchased it in 1986 for $14 million, but later added many nearby parcels and the Reagan home. The fictional Clampett family that starred in The Beverly Hillbillies from 1962-71 were never filmed at the house. It was only shown during the credits, as one was to believe it was here they relocated after striking oil.
The estate was listed for sale in a shared listing between Jade Mills at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Drew Gitlin and Susan Gitlin at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California and Drew Fenton, Gary Gold and Jeff Hyland of Hilton & Hyland.
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