Historic c.1935 Chartwell Estate Sets Real Estate Record After Selling for $150M
875 Nimes Road, Los Angeles, California, United States, 90077
Spectacular in every way, Los Angeles, California’s historic Chartwell Estate is making headlines as it has just been sold for a record setting $150,000,000 to Lachlan Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and co-chairman of News Corp., the Los Angeles Times reported. It is the most expensive home ever sold in the state of California. The historic c.1935 mansion was previously on the market in 2017 for $350 million, exceeding other high profile homes by at least $100 million. The sprawling 25,000 square foot French Neoclassical mansion was designed by architect Sumner Spaulding in the early 1930s and was finished c.1935 for civil engineer Lynn Atkinson. The property was later purchased by Jerry Perenchio in the 1980s, who hired architect Henri Samuel to restore and renovate the historic home. Finished in symmetrical cut limestone, the residence spans more than 25,000 square feet with 11 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms, and includes rooms such as a ballroom, panelled dining hall, formal salon, wine cellar and a car gallery with space for 40 vehicles. The property measures 10.39 acres and comes complete with a Wallace Neff designed five bedroom guest house, a 75 foot pool with large pool house, tennis court, spectacular gardens befitting a château in France and sweeping panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. The mansion also famously portrayed the Clampett familly mansion in the 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. Petra Ecclestone also unloaded the landmark Spelling Manor earlier this year for a then record setting $120,000,000. The heiress purchased the 56,000 square foot manor for $85,000,000 from Candy Spelling before dropping another $20,000,000 renovating the interiors.