Updated 10:06 PM EST, Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Buy the Playboy Mansion for $200M, Hugh Hefner Included

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It was a place of pretty ladies, sexy bodies, and audacious parties, iconic in its own right --- and it's for sale.

The legendary Holmby Hills estate, known to most as The Playboy Mansion, where Hugh Hefner has lived and housed his Playboy Bunnies for the last four decades, is being sold at a price considered to be among the most expensive as far as residential properties go in the United States.

Considering its beautiful architecture and legendary status, the home comes at a massive $200,000,000 price tag, and yes, you read that right: two hundred million dollars.

The Los Angeles Times noted that the stone-clad Gothic Tudor style home was among the major works of famed architect Arthur R Kelly, and was built for department store scion Arthur Letts Jr in 1927.

By the time the property was sold to Hef in 1927, the over five-acre estate sold for about $1.1 million. Although this amount may seem like pennies compared to the price Hef is selling it now, Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland said in a news release, "At the time Hef and Playboy purchased the home, it was the largest real estate transaction in Los Angeles history."

Gold is currently holding the listing with Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland and Mauricio Umansky of The Agency.

The almost 20,000 square feet of the property's interior includes 29 rooms, including the chef's and catering kitchens, a game room, a wine cellar, and a screening room. The master suite occupies two floors. It is also among a select number of properties in LA with a zoo license, and holds a variety of animals, including a collection of exotic birds and monkeys, albino peacocks, and other animals.

A gymnasium, tennis court, an orchard, as well as the infamous swimming pool and grotto are also amenities of the property.

If those things do not appeal to anyone, The Guardian noted that the aging publisher, who is now 89 years old, is still planning on living the rest of his life in the house, meaning that whoever gets the Playboy Mansion also gets the playboy himself as a housemate.

The terms of the sale specifically stipulated that Hefner will get to live on the property until he dies. A statement from Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders said, "The Playboy Mansion has been a creative center for Hef as his residence and workplace for the past 40 years, as it will continue to be if the property is sold."

What do you think of this real estate listing? Check out this tour of the famous home:

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