Playboy Mansion Sells For $100 Million
Businessman Daren Metropoulos has bought the iconic Playboy Mansion for $100 million, the largest residential sale in Los Angeles County history.
“I feel fortunate and privileged to now own a one-of-a-kind piece of history and art,” Metropoulos said in a statement. “The Playboy Mansion is one of the most iconic properties in the world and the crown jewel of Holmby Hills and the platinum triangle.”
When the Playboy Mansion first hit the open market, it carried with it a whopping asking price of $200 million. The exact price of Metropoulos’ deal was not known at first, though the five-acre property eventually fetched half of the original number. Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy Enterprises, will remain in the Mansion for now.
Metropoulos first bought the house next to the Playboy Mansion back in 2009. He plans to connect the two properties at some point after Hefner is no longer on the grounds.
The Playboy Mansion has 29 rooms, including 12 bedrooms, a game room, a wine cellar and a luxurious screening room. There’s also a zoo with an arboretum, a tennis court, an orchard and the famous swimming pool and grotto. To top things off, there’s a four-bedroom guest-house on the property as well.