Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion

January 24, 2016

It is the end of an era. Playboy Enterprises is selling the Playboy Mansion  for $200 million dollars. There is only one stipulation though, whoever, buys the historic property has to allow Hugh Hefner to live there until he dies.

When Hefner and Playboy bought the property in 1971 for $1.1 million dollars, it was the most expensive real estate deal in history and might happen again when it is sold. Hefner designed it with architect Ron Dirsmith, a fellow in architecture at the American Academy in Rome and New York's National Academy of Design. It was completed two years later.

The Mansion has 29 rooms and boasts amenities such as a movie theater, a kitchen, an aviary, an arcade, a wine cellar, a four room guest house, and the infamous grotto. The Mansion is also  the only residence in Los Angeles County to have a pyrotechnics license and the only private residence to have a zoo license in the entire nation. Whoever purchases it can view the various secret rooms of the property such as the scrapbook room and Elvis Room through hidden passageways and staircases.


Location: Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California

Size: 21,987 Square Feet

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 8


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