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Playboy Mansion Has a Buyer


Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and friends at the Playboy Mansion; Robert Mora/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — If you were still deciding whether you wanted to buy the Playboy Mansion, too late — it’s under contract to be sold.

Playboy spokesperson confirmed that the mansion is in contract, saying in a statement obtained by ABC News, “Yes, we can confirm that the Playboy Mansion is in escrow with Daren Metropoulos as the buyer. Due to confidentiality restrictions, we are not able to comment on any specifics, including what contingencies need to be cleared to close the sale.”

A sales price could not be determined.  Metropoulos lives next door to the Holmby Hills mansion. 

“The heritage of this property transcends its celebrity and to have the opportunity to serve as its steward would be a true privilege,” Metropoulos told the Wall Street Journal.

Metropoulos is the son of billionaire C. Dean Metropoulos, whose private equity firm bought Hostess after the company filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Forbes reported last year that Daren Metropoulos, along with his father and brother Evan, sold Pabst Brewing in 2014 for an estimated $750 million to a Russian brewer after revamping the beer’s image.

The Playboy Mansion was listed for $200 million and is situated on five acres of land. The home features 29 rooms and includes a wine cellar, home theater and a four-bedroom guest house. It also boasts a zoo license, according to the listing.  

Reportedly, Playboy founder and current owner Hugh Hefner, who’s 90, and a few friends will be allowed to continue living on the property until Hefner’s death.

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