Come and listen to my story about an estate named Chartwell,
The nation’s most expensive listing, just waiting to sell.
And now it’s back on the market for you to see
The most expensive mansion in Californy.
Bel Air, that is. Near Beverly Hills.
It hit the market in August 2017 with a $350 million asking price. Now it’s freshly listed for the low, low price of $245 million. But could anyone without a fortune in black gold afford the 25,000-square-foot home? That’s for the expert team at Hilton & Hyland to determine.
For us, we’re just excited to get a sneak peek of the 10-acre grounds, featuring some of the finest luxuries money can buy. Set a spell. Take your shoes off. And check out the iconic Chartwell Estate.
Welcome to 875 Nimes Road in Bel Air, CA
MLS# 18-398466 | 11 Bedrooms | 18 Bathrooms | 25,000 Square Feet | $245,000,000
Swimming pools. Movie stars. It’s no wonder the high-caliber listing for 875 Nimes Road, known as “Chartwell,” is called “the finest residential offering in the United States”!
Situated in the heart of prestigious Bel Air, the Chartwell Estate sets the tone for the class and opulence of its neighbors. The 25,000-square-foot French Neoclassical main residence was originally designed by Sumner Spaulding in 1930 and built between 1933 and 1935. In the 1960s, its “timelessly elegant exterior” was used for the exterior shots of the Clampett residence on CBS’s The Beverly Hillbillies. The interiors were renovated in the late 1980s by Henri Samuel, one of the foremost French interior designers of the 20th century. And the property was most recently owned by late TV executive and Univision head Jerry Perenchio. That’s a very storied history for “the ultimate trophy” home!
But don’t be too distracted by the 11-bedroom, 18-bathroom mansion with a 12,000-bottle wine cellar. The 10.39-acre estate also features a Wallace Neff-designed 5-bedroom guest house, tennis court, carefully sculpted and manicured gardens, fountains, grassy lawns, covered parking for 40 vehicles, and a 75-foot swimming pool with spacious pool house. Perhaps most striking, however, are the powerful jetliner panoramic views from downtown to the Pacific Ocean.
Chartwell has been called “discrete and world class”. The instantly recognizable home is surely looking for an equally discrete and world-class buyer. Could that be you?
Would you spend your Texas tea money on this iconic Bel Air estate? Let us know in the comments.