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Hugh Hefner’s Mansion Is For Sale

The only catch? You may have to share a room with Hef himself

Los Angeles is home to many unique things and one of them is Hugh Hefner’s mansion.

The founder of the Playboy Empire is selling his 20,000 square feet (1,858 square metres) mansion for a hefty $200 million. This is one of the highest real estate sales for a private residence in the U.S.

So what do you get for $200 million? The home boasts 29 rooms, a tennis court, a free-form swimming pool, and breathtaking views of the Los Angeles landscape from every corner of the house. The home, which sits on five acres in Holmby Hill in the west side of the city, also comes with a zoo license.

An added bonus? The buyer who purchases the mansion actually gets to live with Hef himself.

Scott Flanders, CEO of Playboy, has just issued a statement to the media indicating that the sale would help the company “reinvest in the transformation of our business” while allowing the 89-year-old Hefner to continue residing there.

“The Playboy Mansion has been a creative centre for Hef as his residence and workplace for the past 40 years, as it will continue to be if the property is sold,” says Flanders.

The mansion was built in 1927. In 1971 Playboy purchased it for a reported $1.1 million, making it the largest real estate transaction in LA at that time.

The agents listing the home are Drew Fenton and Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland and The Agency’s Mauricio Umansky, who is the husband of Kyle Richards who stars in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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