Playboy Mansion Sale [PHOTOS]: Most Expensive Listing Smells Like An Old Man, Is Run Down and Comes With Hef Til Death, The famed Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills is for sale and in spite of the 29-room (six-bedroom) Beverly Hills mansion's decrepit condition, its owner, Playboy Enterprises, hopes to unload it for north of $200 million.
The $200 million list price makes it the most expensive home on the market. A sale at anywhere near that price will make it the most expensive known home sale in U.S. history. (The record is thought to be Connecticut's Copper Beech Farm, which sold in 2014 at a reported $120 million.)
And, the buyer will have to debate the catch: According to TMZ, the buyer will need to grant 89-year-old Hef a "life estate," in other words the robed one can continue living there until death parts him from his beloved play pen.
Ummm ... why the heck would one want to buy a home with someone living in it? Strange as it may seem, "life estate" arrangements are not uncommon. Google it.
But $200 million is a lot for a decrepit old home in need of serious repair and renovation. According to many who have visited, it's like going to your old grandfather's house. It apparently smells that way as well.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete of Vice.com was invited to the Playboy mansion for a screening of the Jennifer Lopez/Jason Statham movie, Parker.
Here are some excerpts of what he thought of the mansion.
After pooping, I started to notice how crappy everything was. Am I an idiot for thinking the mansion would be nice? I figured it would at least be a little bit fancy.
Anyway, this is less nice than my bathroom at home. I keep my air freshener in a cupboard and everything.
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