If you ever “listened to a story ‘bout a man named Jed,” then you’re likely at least somewhat familiar with the expansive Bel Air mansion that he and his clan moved into after he struck it rich. The French neo-classical residence, which is the focal point of the property, has been aptly named the Chartwell estate.
Initially built in 1933, the main residence – which was designed by the famed architect Sumner Spaulding – measures roughly 25,000 square feet – and is surrounded by 10 elaborate acres. Just a few of the other amenities you can find here include a 75-foot swimming pool, beautifully manicured grounds (that include lavish gardens and fountains), and guest house.
The sale price is reportedly $150 million – which shattered the $120 million sale of Aaron and Candy Spelling’s former home in the same neighborhood earlier this year. In fact, not only did Chartwell’s price tag make local headlines, but it has also set a property sale price record for the entire state of California.
The estate’s new owner is Lachlan Murdoch, the son of Rupert Murdoch, the publishing magnate who is best known for founding News Corp. (Lachlan is presently co-chairman of the company).