Playboy Mansion sold to 32-year-old billionaire
According to media reports Tuesday, the 32-year-old billionaire owner of Twinkies has bought the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles.
Daren Metropoulos, the son of Greek American billionaire and private equity tycoon C Dean Metropoulos, has bought the infamous home of celebrity pornographer Hugh Hefner for about $200m. He currently lives in a $18m mansion next door and plans join the two properties together to create a 7.3 acre compound.
Deal Not Complete Yet
Metropoulos won’t be able to move into the 29-room Playboy mansion in the exclusive Holmby Hills neighbourhood until its current tenant, “Mr Playboy” dies. Hefner is 90.
“We can confirm that the Playboy Mansion is in escrow with Daren Metropoulos as the buyer,” a Playboy Enterprises spokesman told the Guardian. “Due to confidentiality restrictions, we are not able to comment on any specifics, including what contingencies need to be cleared to close the sale.”
Lots of Repairs Needed
The game room
These days, the Bunnies say, Hef prefers to play chess, a quiet game requiring intense concentration. So maybe it’s time to clear out all the noisy 1980s coin-operated arcade games such as Ms. Pac-Man and Frogger (um, Frogger?) and the half-dozen or so Playboy-licensed pinball machines. Instead, turn the place into a den of solitude. Or at least a quiet, well-appointed study reflective of a man of taste and means. Add some comfy chairs, shelves of first-edition books, and antique chessboards. Perhaps toss in some backgammon boards, too. Because you love backgammon!
This world-famous swimming cave once packed with bikini-less Bunnies is now a sad, often empty reminder of steamy high jinks from days past (grotto groping is so ’70s). So why not revamp the place as a holistic health center, where Hef and some of his similarly elderly best buds can ease the damage of decades of debauched living with relaxing dips in the whirlpool, followed by a hot stone massage and some herbal therapy.