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‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ mansion sells for $150 million

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Any other country kids remember growing up watching “The Beverly Hillbillies” with their family? For those of you who don’t know, it was about a poor family that enjoyed the simple life, but struck oil on their land and decided to move to California — as millionaires. It was a 1960s sitcom that is still relatable and funny today. I remember laughing at Jethro eating breakfast from a bowl that could hold a full cereal box and watching Granny run around with more energy than teenagers. “The Beverly Hillbillies” is a must watch!

When the Clampett’s moved from hills of Tennessee to Beverly Hills in California, they lived in a beautiful mansion. Even though the TV show was not real, the house was. They filmed the show on a set, but the house that was shown during the credits is a real house in one of the nicest parts of California — Bel-Air. Just like the TV show, the house kept its worth throughout the years. 

According to the Los Angeles Times, “The Bel-Air residence of late media mogul A. Jerrold Perenchio has sold for the highest price in California history, about $150 million. The buyer is Lachlan Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and co-chairman of publishing company News Corp.”

The house sits on 10.39 acres and was designed by Sumner Spaulding in 1939. According to the listing site, “Features include a Wallace Neff designed 5-bedroom guest house, 75-foot pool with spacious pool house, tennis court, car gallery for 40 vehicles,” and so much more! 

Can you imagine if the Clampett family was still around to see the house sell? I think they would be very surprised about the price, but not tell anyone how much it actually sold for. I can almost hear Jed Clampett say, “Well doggies,” when the house sold for $150 million. 

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