Playboy Mansion Sells for $100 Million to Surprise Buyer
The Playboy Mansion is selling for a Hugh-ge amount of money.
Hug Hefner's iconic residence in suburban Los Angeles, which has hosted more legendary parties than a calculator can figure, has been sold for $100 million to 33-year-old Daren Metropoulos. It's actually a bit of a bargain, considering Hef initially listed it for $200 million.
Who's that? That's the best part. He's currently the co-owner of Hostess and already owns the property next to the mansion. Metropoulos plans to connect the two homes and create a super-estate more than seven acres in size.
No word whether any robes were included in the sale.
The mansion, built in the 1920s, was purchased by the 90-year-old Hefner (who will be allowed to remain in the home until his death) in 1971 for $1 million. It has 29 rooms (including 12 bedrooms, which we imagine got some serious work over the years), as well as a zoo license to keep animals, heated pool, wine cellar, game room, gym, tennis courts, orchard, screening room and a grotto.
Man, if those walls could talk. well, you get the feeling they'd say, "Make sure to hire the best commercial housekeeping company on the planet before moving in."