Hugh Hefner’s bachelor days could soon be over, after the world-famous Playboy mansion was sold for more than $100 million, according to reports.
Hefner had put the property – synonymous for its legendary parties and, of course, its Playboy bunnies – up for sale back in January for $200 million. But no-one was willing to match this ambitious valuation.
TMZ reported that next door neighbour, 32-year-old billionaire owner of Twinkies, Daren Metropoulos, finally snapped up the property and has agreed that Hef, 90, can remain living there until he dies.
The Holmby Hills estate has everything you’d hope for and expect – six acres of land, a pool with a waterfall, 22 rooms, a wine cellar (of course), games room, a zoo (yes, really), tennis courts, an outdoor kitchen, a gym, barbecue area, and a shit load more.
Apparently, Metropoulos is no stranger to all this luxury though, as in 2013 he and his brother Evan hosted a party with Snoop Dogg in the mansion’s grounds where they partied with Hefner and the Playboy bunnies. What a life!
Metropoulos plans to eventually unite the mansion and its grounds with the house next door into an all-in-one 7.3 acre property.
Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, he said:
The heritage of this property transcends its celebrity, and to have the opportunity to serve as its steward would be a true privilege.
It will be interesting to see what he does to the place and whether the Playboy bunnies will remain.