A media heir is the new owner of the Bel-Air mansion once owned by the late media mogul A Jerrold Perenchio, known to many TV viewers as the “Beverly Hillbillies” mansion because of its appearance in the credits for the 1960s CBS sitcom.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the mansion, which was built in the 1930s, has been bought by Lachlan Murdoch, the son of Rupert Murdoch and co-chairman of News Corp.
The exact sale price of the residence, also known as Chartwell, is not known, but the Times reports that it “sold for the highest price in California history, about $150 million.”
While the home appeared in the credits of “The Beverly Hillbillies,” it was not used in the actual filming of the show.
“Although the exact number isn’t clear, people familiar with the deal who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to comment told The Times the closing price was well above the $119.75-million sale of the Manor in Holmby Hills earlier this year,” The Times notes. “Priced as high as $350 million as a pocket listing, the estate centers on a 1930s French neoclassical-style chateau of 25,000 square feet that sits on 10 acres. Also trading in the deal was the former home of President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, which sits behind the main estate.”