In the 1930s, a civil engineer in California commissioned the building of his absolute dream home for his prominent, socialite wife. Brought there one evening under the guise of just going to a party, it was to be his big surprise to her, but upon entering the property, she remarked: “Gad, who would want to live in so dreadful a place as this?!” Long story short: they never lived there. Made famous in the 1960s as “The Beverly Hillbillies” home for the TV show, the home has just sold to its new owner as the long most expensive home in America, complete with its 26 rooms, 40 car garage, ballroom, elevator, 12,000 bottle wine cellar, tennis court, separate guesthouse and 75 foot swimming pool (complete with poolhouse) on a luxuriously fountained and gardened 10 acre lot in Bel Air, Los Angeles, which makes Beverly Hills look like a slum. Bel-Air's Chartwell estate sells for about $150 million, a new California price record And to think . . . Jethro never even graduated the 6th grade.