This $195 Million Bel Air Estate With 13 Bathrooms Is One Of The Most Expensive In The World
I am legitimately having trouble wrapping my head around how much this California estate is worth and how it can be so much more valuable than other ultra-luxurious properties on the market.
Just last year, the Chartwell Estate in Bel Air was listed as the most expensive home in America. Today, it’s valued at $195 million and is one of the most expensive estates in the world. It is also an iconic part of the Los Angeles real estate market and the fabric of the city’s über wealthy. The exterior of this house was featured on The Beverly Hillbillies from 1962 to 1971, as the house Jed Clampett and his family moved into after becoming overnight millionaires.
At 25,000 square feet, this estate is listed as one of the largest in the Los Angeles area. Remarkably, it’s only half the size of the Spelling Manor at Holmby Hills which comes in at 55,005 square feet and is situated on 4.7 acres. A big difference between those two mansions is the Chartwell Mansion (below) sits on 10.4 acres of pristine property in Los Angeles where land is at a premium.
This truly insane mansion has sweeping views of everything from downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean. There are 13 bathrooms, a 5-bedroom guest house, trails, sprawling 18th-century French Chateau-style gardens, and secret tunnels throughout.
Architectural Digest was granted full access to this historic property to show us what the 1% of the 1% lives like. This is VERY reminiscent of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous with Robin Leach from way back in the day.
In 2018, this house was listed at $245 MILLION. Obviously, there were no takers and the price has since come down. It was initially listed at $350 MILLION back in 2017. Now, it’s listed at $195 million.
What exactly will you get for $195 million? As you saw above, in total there are 18 bathrooms and 11 bedrooms. The French Chateau-style pools are unreal. The views across the 10+ acres are unmatched. There is a ballroom, wine cellar, salon, tennis court, fountains, and it can accommodate up to 40 cars.
For more on this house, you can click here to see last year’s article from AD.