Beverly Hillbillies Mansion, Brady Bunch House, etc., etc.

Posted by: Peter Coy on June 22, 2006

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And now for something completely different …

Zillow.com has a fun page of famous houses ranging from the Beverly Hillbillies mansion (pictured) to the Playboy mansion, the Brady Bunch house, and the Beverly Hills 90210 home. All seen from a bird’s-eye view. Check it out.

Reader Comments

mlsmexico

June 22, 2006 7:49 PM

real estate porn.. great! what's next.

Lord

June 27, 2006 1:47 PM

The Beverly Hillbillies mansion was built by a civil engineer for the state of California. He built and decorated it without telling his wife. When it was finished he had a party and invited his wife. She hated it and refused to move in and he was eventually forced to sell it at the typical 10 cents on the dollar that most trophies end up as.

Empty Sea

February 28, 2008 1:51 PM

Any ideas as to what the Hillbillies' house worth when Jed "bought" it? As well as value today?

Ron

May 12, 2008 5:40 AM

i know in one episode that the Drysdale's (next door) had their house on the market for 200k in a 1969 episode.

Sandy

May 19, 2008 12:56 PM

There is a BH episode where Bill Baldwin is doing a report from a helicopter and they pass over the "fabulous $250,000 estate of oil millionaire Jed Clampett".

Wheels

August 19, 2008 5:14 PM

You can't get a 1 bedroom house in that area for 250K today.

mike

September 11, 2008 8:28 PM

13 million in 1986 for house when being put on market then.

asdf

February 21, 2009 6:27 PM

I hope that 8|tch died knowing how uppity she thought she was and realized she was wrong. Cause now the old worthless prune is very downity.. 6 foot down. I hope he left her has and left her dead broke, on the streets as a bum. Refused to move in? WTF? Did she think God should off his/her thrown for her snooby b|tch ass. pffft

Lisa Marie

March 5, 2009 9:56 AM

Does anyone know the address to this house?

Brighamite

March 9, 2009 6:05 PM

I cannot remember the address but it is easily findable on the web. I went there in 2007 and found the address. The grounds have been redone so as to make the house invisible from the road. It is no longer like it is in the TV show where the house was visible through a front gate with walls.

JB

April 23, 2009 9:26 PM

The actual mansion used in the Beverly Hillbillies (known as the Kirkeby Mansion)was built in 1933 on 6.5 acres at 750 Bel Air Rd., Bel Air CA. by Chicago hotel mogul (and obviously, millionaire) Arnold Kirkeby.

The 20,000 sq. ft. home featured a billiard room (the "fancy-eatin' parlor), the legendary "cee-ment pond" (actually quite a distance from the house, down a path. Not just outside the kitchen as represented in the show), a marble ballroom, and something never shown, a spectacular 150 ft. waterfall.

The Kirkeby Mansion was in 1987 for $13.7 million purchased by TV exec Jerrold Perrenchio, and is currently estimated to be worth around $16 million, with the current economy.

Just prior to shooting for the Beverly Hillbillies, the Kirkeby home was used as the location for the Jerry Lewis movie "Cinderfella (1960)".

As mentioned, because of the notoriety of the home, the front entrance has been relocated, and the home is no longer really visible from the now walled and tree-lined street.

george fields jr

June 27, 2009 9:01 AM

To; JB
Thank You ! for that famous History !

david

September 25, 2009 6:03 AM

Regarding the wife who would not move in, it was my understanding that she went to the party without knowing who the house belonged to. It was a surprise that her husband was to present her with at the party. She made several comments to her husband about how austentatious the home was, and remarked about the sort of person who would own such a place. Her husband never told her that they were the owners, and disposed of it without ever telling her. I read that story years ago in some book. In that same story, I believe it mentioned that the cost to build it was around $250,000. I thought it was built in the 20's not 30's, but may be off on that point. You can see it on Google Earth very well.

jenny

March 8, 2010 7:28 PM

The real outrage it that a government employee had the means to build a mansion.

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