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The most renowned party house in the civilization -- the Playboy Mansion -- was offered in 2016 for $100 million. Hugh Hefner to buy the residence for $1.1 million in 1971.

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The brand-new owner? Hefner"s next door neighbor, Daren Metropoulos, the previous co-owner and also co-CEO that Pabst Brewing agency and a co-owner the Hostess Brands.

As part of the deal, Hefner was allowed to continue to be in the home for the remainder of his life. Hefner died in September 2017 in ~ the age of 91. Take a look within the mansion he made famous.


A photo of elegance

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From the outside, the 22,000-square foot Holmby Hills home is the picture of elegance. For decades, however, the happenings within have been somewhat less stately.


Pools and grottos

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"Its pools, the grottos. It"s a pretty large property, a lot to maintain," claimed Greg Harris that specializes in Los Angeles"s luxury real estate. "It"s an entertainer"s home."


Lavish parties

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This photo shows among the countless lavish parties for which the Playboy Mansion came to be known -- Hugh Hefner"s annual Midsummer Night"s Dream party in respectable 2013. This sorts of parties space deliberately calculated to save the Playboy brand relevant and fresh in people"s minds.


Lit up for Halloween

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Here, the Playboy Mansion shows up all decked the end for its yearly Halloween bash top top Oct. 26, 2013.


Hefner and Playboy bunnies

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Over the past four decades, Hugh Hefnercrafted the Playboy Mansion into a type of Disneyland for adults, where every type of satisfied is in ~ reach. His own relationships with numerous live-in Playboy bunnies, two of whom are seen here, room an integral component of the concept.


The screening room

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Here, the Playboy Mansion is collection up for a unique movie night hosted by Porsche and also Playboy on Aug. 22, 2013.


Hugh Hefner"s lair

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Playboy newspaper publisher Hugh Hefner conducts a press conference ~ above an animal print couch in his home to introduce the brand-new season of his E! TV show "Girls that the Playboy Mansion" ~ above Jan. 11, 2007.


Dancers at Playboy Mansion

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Acrobatic dancers execute over the guests at the Playboy Mansion"s yearly Midsummer Night"s Dream party hosted by Hugh Hefner in Los Angeles, California, Aug. 1, 2015.


Playboy Playmate luncheon

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A basic view of the setting at Playboy"s 2013 Playmate of The Year Luncheon Honoring Raquel Pomplun in ~ The Playboy Mansion, might 9, 2013.


The library

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In this Oct. 13, 2011 photo, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner poses in the library of his HolmbyHills mansion.


The jacuzzi

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Here, the expansive jacuzzi in ~ the Playboy Mansion is watched on Jan. 11, 2007 --one that the rarely times it"s ever pictured there is no crowds that partygoers in the waters.


Inside the Playboy Mansion

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The Playboy Mansion has a video game room, a zoo, an aviary, a grotto, a tennis court, a alcohol cellar, a basketball court, and a screening room with a integrated pipe organ.

Here, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner poses exterior of his screening room between two posters for among his favorite movies, "Casablanca."


"Playboy"s finest investment"

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According come Playboy lore, Hefner"s then-girlfriend Barbi Benton discovered the 5.7-acre heritage on i m sorry the Playboy Mansion sits. Once Playboy gained it in 1971 because that $1.1 million, it was the biggest residential real estate deal in Los Angeles history.

"This to be Playboy"s best investment," Hefner called CBS News in 2008.


Hefner helped architecture it

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The L.A. Mansion is additionally an architecture marvel. Playboy"s official literature notes that Hefner design it v architect Ron Dirsmith, a fellow in design at the American Academy in Rome and new York"s national Academy the Design. Within 2 years, Hefner had actually completed his Shangri-La.


22,000 square feet

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With 30 rooms and nearly 22,000 square feet, the Playboy Mansion necessitates virtually 80 full-time staff, consisting of butlers, defense personnel, electricians, plumbers, landscapers, zoo staff, and an executive, management chef.


Historical value

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Though the home appraised for about $35 million before its 2016 sale, real estate experts believe it has actually an included historical value, choose that the Graceland or Michael Jackson"s Neverland Ranch.

"There has constantly been a fascination v the life behind the mansion," Hefner said CBS News in 2008.


Movie screening

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Here, Hefner reads from his notes before a screening of "Bonnie and also Clyde" in ~ the Playboy Mansion in June 2004.


Hugh Hefner and friends

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Hefner poses through Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt and also Holly Madison prior to a movie screening in ~ the Playboy Mansion.


Midsummer Night"s Dream party 2013

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Guests to visit Hefner"s yearly Midsummer Night"s Dream party hosted at the Playboy Mansion in august 2013.


Midsummer Night"s Dream party 2014

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Guests to visit the annual Midsummer Night"s Dream party in ~ the Playboy Mansion held by Hugh Hefner in respectable 2014.


Midsummer Night"s Dream party 2015

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A version performs throughout the annual Midsummer Night"s Dream party in ~ the Playboy Mansion hosted by Hefner in august 2015.


Halloween

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Model decision Harris and also Hugh Hefner journey a ferris wheel throughout the Playboy Mansion"s yearly Halloween party in October 2015.


"Entourage" screening

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HBO"s "Entourage" used the Playboy mansion together a filming location. Here, party-goers attend an breakthrough screening the "Entourage" in ~ the Playboy Mansion in may 2015.


"American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" premiere event

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"American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" premiered ~ above Amazon in 2017.

The premiere event in April 2017 at the Playboy Mansion was together showy together the docudrama"s subject.

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