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Beverly Hillbillies Mansion sold for record amount
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Post# 1056778   1/7/2020 at 14:44 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

After the Brady house sold, now the BH house sold for a record amount  $150 million, most of any California home.


If you read the article it states the 20,000 sq ft. "house" has 11 rooms - I hope that meant bedrooms.  It also has a 40 car garage...


Post# 1056780 , Reply# 1   1/7/2020 at 14:56 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Next thing you know it will be the Drysdale’s mansion (which in one episode Pat Boone bought)...

— Dave

Post# 1056796 , Reply# 2   1/7/2020 at 18:50 by bradfordwhite (space coast)        

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Beat out the recent sale of the Aaron and Candy Spelling manse in July.

I'm truly amazed at the prices of real estate in California. And not just for luxury homes. "crap-shacks" going for $600K is not unusual.

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Post# 1056827 , Reply# 3   1/8/2020 at 02:48 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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My buddy and I were just talking tonight about the ridiculous level of wealth among the 1% types, and how it has gotten to the point where if you only have Millions, you don't rate.  These days extreme wealth is measured in Billions.  Needless to say, something is very wrong with a system that promotes such an imbalance and has continuously provided new ways for the obscenely wealthy to avoid taxes and further build their fortunes since the early '80s.   Meanwhile, a huge portion of the population in this country can't afford medical care let alone a roof over their heads.  This isn't sustainable and at some point the downtrodden and overtaxed are going to revolt.


As for the Clampett estate, what happened to the circular drive where Mr. Drysdale and Miss Hathaway would pull up at the door?  Was that a Studio City contrivance or something?



Post# 1056828 , Reply# 4   1/8/2020 at 03:43 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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That's a sin against God

Post# 1056831 , Reply# 5   1/8/2020 at 05:53 by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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Rented what I'd call a fishing shack in Milpitas (Sannazay) 1989.  Sweeping tire dust from the freeway just over the wall off the porch every day.  Paying 73% of the full original purchase price/year.  $13,000 house "worth" over a million now.  Absurd. 


CA realestate market lacks adult supervision.

Post# 1056839 , Reply# 6   1/8/2020 at 06:53 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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CA realestate market lacks adult supervision.
Lotta things and situations are as such nowadays.

Post# 1056845 , Reply# 7   1/8/2020 at 08:02 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Easily citing that rich and 99% poor, take a look at my not so disposable income equivalent in washing machine collecting in that it will be my daughter's inherited debt, as she came out to say (my records and CD's outgrowing their tiny cavern and my modest budget, that I'm speaking of)...

The gaffes that studio city contrived on Clampett's property seemed necessary to do, vs. what you're probably actually getting, in that in addition to the necessary driveway design could also have been done with the "seement pond" (swimming pool) along with other frequently-viewed venues on the show vs. the actual structure where the show was taking place...

Think something like the Brady Bunch house, of which a lot of what really wasn't on the show had been exposed...

All in all, only viewed in real life by a privileged few...

-- Dave

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Post# 1056855 , Reply# 8   1/8/2020 at 10:10 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
great collection Dave; TV shows of the 70's-80's, et

an old friend has, or had over 4,000 vinyl Lp's. It's the nice little things in life which often give us the most pleasure. Yes, the LA area prices are out of sight, but the demand is one factor, from climate, location, and proximity to Hollywood. Some would tell me I'm a negative person for being critical of that real estate market. There were always the super wealthy. few are self made today.
One such developer long deseaced actually did build housing in Coney Island NY for working lower, and middle income people. His son couldn't be bothered. He went for the wealthy investors and buyers, but thetas where the most profit marging was. Casinos were loss leaders, offsetting income taxes. of course the rest of us paid for the bankruptcies in banking charges, court costs, etc. because the lenders were also left holding the defaulted debt to a tune of at least 300 million U.S. dollars. Now thats also a sin, i.m.h.opinion.
I forget how much the Spellings spent to build it, but Mr. Spelling cut the budget in mid design. It was going to be even larger. It may have been sold by Candy for a rather small appreciation value than the cost. Not sure, but the young ehress of the race car driver only in her early 30's piad it. Candy was a bit upset when she heard the new owner had painted out all the mahogany judges panelling in the library, etc. black. They lived in an 1800 sq. ft. home in the Bevery Hills flats prior to. Now we all did way better in the 70's, and TV was in it's golden age so to speak, so it did also. Companies which advertised on the major 3 networks were paying big money, and if a show had good enough ratings, ran several seasons. So with initial income for writing, and royalties following, thats how they could afford it. They both acknowledged that the TV veiwers made it possible. Aaron was originally from Dallas Texas, and Candy was born and raised in the flats, I think. His first wife was Carolyn Jones (Morticia Adams). Candy had not been married before. He used to go out and greet the tourists in person when the busses came to see the Manor.

Post# 1056857 , Reply# 9   1/8/2020 at 10:21 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Also included on the property is the former home of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.?

Post# 1056863 , Reply# 10   1/8/2020 at 10:41 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Did they also reside there Pete?

The property was the original Bing Crosby home.

Post# 1056876 , Reply# 11   1/8/2020 at 12:57 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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I don't know hence the question mark. The article is poorly written to begin with like where it says 11 rooms , 5 in the guesthouse or something.. So that big house only has 6 rooms? If they were talking bedrooms, then say bedrooms LOL.

Post# 1056888 , Reply# 12   1/8/2020 at 15:28 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Agreed, Pete.  Journalism has lost what remained of its professionalism over the past couple of decades.  I regularly see sloppiness in my daily paper that would not have been tolerated/overlooked in years past.  Don't even get me started on how low the bar is with local TV news. 


The only things I remember about the Reagan home are 1) It was in Bel Air, not Beverly Hills (which would place the Clampett house in Bel Air), and 2) Its address was/is 666 (I've forgotten the street name).  Enough said (see paragraph one of my post above).

Post# 1056930 , Reply# 13   1/8/2020 at 19:55 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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The Reagan home I remember seeing was in Pacific Palisades. This was his house when he was a spokesperson for General Electric. I remember reading that it had something like 250 circuit breakers. I'm sure the gas meter reader just walked on by.

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Post# 1056944 , Reply# 14   1/8/2020 at 21:31 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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If you look closely at the pic, you can see the circular (or more rectangular) shaped driveway...there are trees running alongside.


Post# 1056960 , Reply# 15   1/8/2020 at 23:44 by bradfordwhite (space coast)        

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Yes, as Gary stated, the driveway to the B.H. manse is certainly still there.
Though the house was gutted and the floorplan, not the exterior walls, were drastically changed.

One of the investors, I think it was in the 80s, also expanded the acreage of the property by buying one or two of the neighboring estates to create almost a mini subdivision on the gated property.

It's defin. a trophy property. If some Arab investor bought it just for the sake of an investment, and doesn't plan to live in it or rent it, I would not be surprised.

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Post# 1056965 , Reply# 16   1/9/2020 at 00:15 by bradfordwhite (space coast)        
Back to the cul-de-sac

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Even on more modest price points, if you consider $1 mill. for a 1/3 acre parcel modest.
One of the original Knots Landing show homes in the north hills of the valley sold two years ago for $850K and is estimated to be worth about 100K more now.

It wouldn't be difficult to spend that mill a couple blocks away on another cul-de-sac home built in 1958 and certainly not as large or nice. In fact it's a hoarder house and will require a lot of work.

Like I said before, I just can't believe these prices. The stats don't lie though.

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Post# 1056974 , Reply# 17   1/9/2020 at 02:33 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Thanks guys, I see the squared off driveway now.


In picture #2 above I see a slice of St. Cloud Rd.  I'm pretty sure that 666 St. Cloud was the Reagans' address.   I don't know exactly when they moved there but am thinking it was after he termed out of the presidency.


Re: the Granada Hills home, it is a steal compared to what things go for locally, where $1.5M will get you a 1955-60 tract home in 3/2 format with less than 1,300 sq. ft. on a 5,000-6,000 sq. ft. lot, and it may need some work.



Post# 1056978 , Reply# 18   1/9/2020 at 05:14 by bradfordwhite (space coast)        
The Reagan's rental home

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I remember in 89 when the Reagan's moved back to CA. and there was the hoopla/news stories about how friends either bought it for them, or bought it and rented it to them.

It's actually a contemporary (for the time) styled home.

I don't know that it's part of the B.H. estate package, though it is right next door to the East and sold recently.

If you're interested in knowing ALL the addresses they lived at during their life, here's an interesting site.

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Post# 1056980 , Reply# 19   1/9/2020 at 05:36 by bradfordwhite (space coast)        

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And if you're interested in being neighbors to the B.H. manse but have a more limited budget of only $20 million, there is a home just to the NE for sale. Get it while it's hot.

With a neighbors home selling for $150 Mill., how could you go wrong at this price?

The thing is, and there have been articles written, there is a lot of activity in areas like Bel-air, Beverly Hill, Holmby Hills, etc. where perfectly good estates of say 5000 to 10000 s.f. are being purchased and knocked down and absolutely ridiculous structures going up. .....with all the noise, and the ugliness.....that's a real negative. Some of these projects go on for YEARS. Just take a look at aerial maps. Every block there is another drastic project.

As for San Fran. Real Estate. It's always been some of the most expensive ON THE PLANET. All this interest to live on a crowded peninsula with a major earthquake fault going under it and a still operating nuclear power plant and hour south. Thank-goodness that will be shutting down in a few years.
But people want to live there.

It's just as bizarre in Beverly Hills or areas around the North Valley. Both are sitting on top of oil wells. Can't forget about that major gas leak that happened a few years back requiring 10000 people to evacuate their homes.
But people want to live there. lol

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Post# 1056982 , Reply# 20   1/9/2020 at 05:56 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I'd rather have the Biltmore Estate in NC than anything out there.  But even if I COULD afford something like that, I WOULD NOT. 

Post# 1056999 , Reply# 21   1/9/2020 at 10:32 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Well, thanks to the area one person I know grew up in he’s gone from his Remax franchise to becoming his own real estate mogul...

Still, for someone price-matching all his stuff when I worked at Walmart (often quite fraudulently) he seems to have grown into a nice guy, and I’d to think for his trade doing hi-price properties, still an average Joe...

— Dave

Post# 1057019 , Reply# 22   1/9/2020 at 13:39 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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I seem to recall a story about a request (by Nancy?) to change the address from 666.  It appears the request was granted.


Bay Area real estate is nuts for sure, but the potential for a large earthquake is higher in the east bay on top of the Hayward fault, and it's far more urbanized with facilities like hospitals that are vulnerable.  It's the most affordable part of the Bay Area, but that has little to do with the fault.


The Diablo Canyon nuclear power facility is located north of San Luis Obispo, about 230 miles/four+ hours south of SF.  It has its own fault (the Hosgri) to cause trouble, although the Hosgri has a history of inactivity.  PG&E is already in the planning stages to shut down Diablo Canyon.   There were no issues after the 6.6 San Simeon quake back in 2003, which occurred on the oceanic fault system.  It's unclear if the Hosgri fault was involved, but even an armchair analyst understands that when one section of a fault moves, other sections or offshoot faults are placed under new pressure.


Here are a couple of examples of the Hayward fault's movement over the decades, at UC Berkeley's Memorial Stadium and a curb along a street in the city of Hayward:


Image result for berkeley memorial stadium earthquake creep

Post# 1057064 , Reply# 23   1/9/2020 at 19:45 by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        
the Hayward

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I didn't realize it at the time, but had the Loma Prieta managed to dislodge the Hayward, me and my little stucco castle would have been indistinguishable parts of the same pile of rubble.  The LP ruptured an exterior wall as it was.

“Nationwide, there are other faults that have the potential for big earthquakes, but they are nowhere near as likely as a big earthquake on the Hayward Fault,” said Chris Wills, an engineering geologist with the California Geological Survey. “This is clearly the most hazardous.”


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