For years, the Playboy mansion, once owned by Hugh Hefner, was the hub of A-list celebrities and adult content center. Not until the owner’s death, the legendary Hugh Hefner, that we realize that the 29 rooms mansion had not been renovated for years and was already giving off a damp smell. Hugh Hefner initially bought the mansion for $1 million in 1971. Hefner sold the mansion in 2016 for $100 million to billionaire Daren Metropoulos who agreed to allow Hefner to live in it till his 91st birthday. Unfortunately, Hugh Hefner passed away the following year. So, who lives in the Playboy mansion now since it has been sold?
Who Lived At The Playboy Mansion?
Hugh Hefner was a man of many wives and children. He was married thrice, and two of his wives, Kimberly Conrad and Crystal Harris and their children, lived in the Playboy mansion. Also, there were usually parties hosted in the mansion that saw some Playboy Bunnies in attendance. Extravagant parties and A-list celebrities like Eminem, Leonardo DiCaprio, Warren Beatty, among many others, are usually in attendance at adult-themed parties. Among those who lived in the mansion at the time were Tony Curtis and Jenny McCarthy, who lived there for a while before their exit. So what has happened to Playboy Mansion now? The answer to this question is revealed as you read on.
What Happened to Playboy Mansion?
The Playboy mansion has been the center of adult content magazines for years. Playboy is synonymous with adult content, and the magazine has seen millions of copies sold worldwide. But, aside from being the center of adult content, it was also the residence of Hugh Hefner for decades. Specifically, Hefner had lived there from 1974 till his death at the age of 91 in 2017. The mansion is located in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, just near Beverly Hills.
There are reports that former Playboy model Barbi Benton urged Hefner to purchase the mansion way back in 1974. However, the mansion had no renovation for several years as Hefner preferred the 1980s decor and declined all requests to have it changed, The Things reported. After the death of Hefner, there have been reports of looting, which several news outlets confirmed. The looters went as far as taking lingeries, bedsheets, sex toys, gold-plated statues, arts on the wall, leaving behind only pinball machines as they were too heavy to be moved. Different news sources report that the mansion was stripped bare after Hefner died.
In 2011, there was news that about 120 guests who visited the pool became ill. This led to a health probe by the authorities. But, again, this is a testament to the stubbornness of Hefner to allow a refurbishment of the mansion.
Who Bought The Playboy Mansion Now?
Billionaire Daren Metropoulos purchased the mansion for $100 million from Hugh Hefner. However, he allowed the legendary socialite to continue living in the house on rent till his death. The 14,000 square foot, 29 room mansion needed renovations after repairs were deferred for a long time. After purchasing the Playboy mansion, Metropoulos had thought of crushing the mansion but changed his mind to renovate the mansion. Today, pictures show that a significant facelift is currently ongoing. The only structure that is still standing is the main structure. Earthmovers have bulldozed all other things. What used to be the front lawn has been turned into a car park, and the pool that hosted wild parties has been drained. From pictures confirmed by sources, we can see that the roofs have also been removed and changed. However, Metropoulos has promised that the mansion will be returned to its grandeur.
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Who Lives in The Playboy Mansion Now?
The answer to this is pretty straightforward. No one. No one lives in the Playboy mansion now, since the death of Hugh Hefner. While Hefner’s children are entitled and inherit what he owned, the Playboy mansion is technically what they didn’t have access to as it was already sold before the death of their father. This means his legal estate nor his family inherited the hugely popular mansion.
The mansion’s ownership is in the hands of Daren Metropoulos, who has begun a total facelift of the notorious mansion. So the Playboy mansion now, as some would say, is in good hands.