Iconic Bel Air Estate Chartwell Hits the Market for $350 Million

Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Hilton & Hyland, and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services introduce to the market  Chartwell, the iconic estate and the crown jewel of Bel Air. Totaling more than 10.3 acres in one of the nation’s most coveted and elite enclaves, it is listed for $350 Million, which makes it one of the most expensive residential home currently on the market in the U.S.

Built in 1933 by architect Sumner Spaulding, the residence was restored under the direction of the recently deceased owner, Mr. A. Jerrold Perenchio, after he purchased the estate in 1986. Mr. Perenchio tapped renowned designer Henri Samuel, known for his work on estates owned by the Vanderbilts, Rothschilds and Valentino, to redesign Chartwell. Over the subsequent 30 years’ adjacent properties were acquired to expand the estate, including a Wallace Neff guest house and a long private driveway.

Inspired by 18th Century French Neoclassical design, the main residence is approximately 25,000 sq. ft. in size and poised for entertaining in grand style. Features include exquisitely detailed limestone facade, a ballroom, world-class wine cellar, formal salon and period- paneled dining room. The remarkable grounds encompass expertly manicured gardens, a tennis court, covered parking for 40 cars, 75-foot pool and fully equipped pool house, all set against sweeping panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.

The property is listed by Jeff Hyland, Drew Fenton and Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland; Joyce Rey, Jade Mills and Alexandra Allen of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury; and Drew Gitlin and Susan Gitlin of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.

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