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America’s Most Expensive Home — Which Was Owned by a Former TV Executive — Listed for Sale

Oct 29, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The most expensive home in the U.S. currently listed for sale has the asking price of $245 million. The New York Post reports that the home is a sprawling 10-plus-acre estate in the Bel Air enclave of Los Angeles that was once owned by the late billionaire A. Jerrold Perenchio.

Perenchio, who died in 2017 at age 86, was the former chairman and CEO of the Spanish-language TV network Univision.

The report notes that the estate’s main residence appeared in the credits of the sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

“The sprawling, 25,000-square-foot, Sumner Spaulding-designed mansion dates to the 1930s, when it was built for Lynn Atkinson, a civil engineer,” The Post reports. “Since renovated and restored by designer Henri Samuel, the French neoclassical-style property features a paneled dining room, a 12,000-bottle wine cellar and formal rooms.”

The report adds: “Named Chartwell, the estate’s grounds additionally boast lawns, gardens within hedged walls and specimen trees. There’s also a five-bedroom guest house, a 75-foot pool with a pool house, a tennis court and covered parking with space for 40 cars.”

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