The Beverly Hillbillies Mansion
With palatial elegance and more rooms than you can shake a stick at, the Clampett's Beverly Hills mansion inspired a generation of TV viewers to dream of striking it rich. Marble, gilt and Roman architecture graced the entrance lobby, the parlor and especially the heated cement pond (aka the swimming pool). That covered pool was a paradise of columns and statues, with a panoramic view of serene mountains beyond ivy-covered arches.
In real life, the residence was known as the Kirkeby Mansion. Built in 1933, the 20,000 square foot mansion occupied six and a half formally landscaped acres in Bel Air, Calif. In addition to 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and a great banister to slide down, the mansion had rooms for every reason, for no reason, and, under Granny's management, for some strange reasons.