Bezos reportedly toured Casa Encantada, which has as asking price of $225 million.
Hilton Hyland
Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez may be looking to buy a home of their very own.
The couple’s house-hunting is a hot topic among high-end Los Angeles real-estate brokers, The New York Post’s Josh Kosman and Jennifer Gould Keil reported Sunday. They may be looking for a new place to call their own after recently becoming engaged — Sanchez’s brother referred to Bezos as Sanchez’s “fiancé” in a defamation lawsuit against Bezos filed Friday.
LA’s iconic Chartwell Estate — best known for being featured in the opening credits of “The Beverly Hillbillies” — was among the properties Bezos and Sanchez reportedly toured. The 26-room mansion features a 75-foot swimming pool, a five-bedroom guest house, a tennis court, a 12,000-bottle wine cellar, manicured gardens, a secret underground tunnel, and panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.
That property has since been purchased by fellow billionaire Lachlan Murdoch, the son and co-chairman of NewsCorp founder Rupert Murdoch, Business Insider reported in December. Murdoch paid approximately $150 million for the estate, making it the most expensive home ever sold in Los Angeles, The LA Times reported. 
The Chartwell Estate includes a 75-foot pool and pool house.
Hilton & Hyland
A representative of Hilton & Hyland, the brokerage firm that represented the Chartwell Estate before the sale, did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on Bezos’s tour.
Bezos and his girlfriend are also rumored to have toured “Casa Encantada,” a 40,000-square-foot estate in Bel-Air, The Post reported. That mansion features a guest house, a pool house, a basketball court, a tennis court, greenhouses, a rose garden, and koi ponds, all with restored 1930s finishings, Business Insider reported. Casa Encantada has an asking price of $225 million, making it the most expensive property currently on the market in the United States, according to The Times.
A representative of Casa Encantada did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on Bezos’ interest in the property.
Casa Encantada’s interior in 1939.
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Bezos has reportedly been in the market for a new Los Angeles home for nearly a year. Last March, Bezos and Sanchez secretly toured a different Bel Air mansion, Page Six reported. Asking $88 million, that property features a rooftop deck, infinity pool, and panoramic views, according to a listing from Hilton & Hyland.
Despite having more money than any other person on Earth, Bezos apparently has limited options when it comes to home-buying. There are less than ten properties for sale in the Los Angeles area that meet the Amazon CEO’s “needs,” Los Angeles-based luxury real-estate broker Drew Gitlin of Berkshire Hathaway told The Post. Gitlin did not specify what Bezos’s needs are, however.
Even if the Amazon CEO strikes out in Bel Air, he still has two other homes in Los Angeles where he and Sanchez could stay when they’re in the city, Business Insider reported. Bezos’s expansive real-estate portfolio also included two homes in Medina, Washington; a 30,000-acre ranch in Texas; three adjacent New York City apartments worth about $80 million combined; and a Washington DC mansion, although it’s unclear how these properties were divided in his 2019 divorce.