The mansion has sold … no not the Playboy one, but close, it is the one next door. Last March the LA Times reported the house next door to Hef’s, which he happens to own was up for sale. The asking price at the time was almost $28 million. Well tonight Hugh Hefner tweeted that the house has sold. Although no price was disclosed in his tweet, no doubt it went for a pretty penny, however I suspect not quite as much as he and his estranged wife Kimberly had wanted.
Here is the listing the agents selling the home had for it. They sold the house in under 6 months and in today’s economy that is really saying something.
Sister Property to the Esteemed Holmby Hills Playboy Mansion — S. Mapleton Drive. Exquisite 2.3 Acre European Holmby Hills Manor. List price: $27,995,000, ADJACENT TO LOS ANGELES COUNTRY CLUB. This magnificent walled estate includes remarkable grounds and privacy. Extensive Original wood paneling, hand carved staircase, leaded glass windows and hand painted walls lend a sense of history to this extraordinary property. Enter the two story entry to the spacious living room with fireplace and beautiful garden vistas. The paneled study with center fireplace is a wonderful retreat. A large family room adjoins the dining room and updated eat-in gourmet kitchen opening to charming outdoor terrace. Beautiful verdant views from the upper level. Wonderful master suite including an exceptional marble bath and a large separate dressing rom. Three additional family bedrooms plus a maids room complete the property. Enormous motor court with three car garage. Rolling lawns, mature trees, country club vistas beyond and wonderful private pool area. All of which affords a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire the finest. www.MapletonManor.com
UPDATE : TMZ is reporting the house sold for $18 million.