Coming to a Craigslist page near you: “89-year-old magazine tycoon eternally dressed in red smoking jacket seeks roommate in 20,000 square foot mansion. Must like animal bunnies, human Bunnies and notoriously extravagant parties. All for the low, low price of $200 million.”
Yep, you know where this is going: The infamous Playboy mansion is up for sale. The only catch? Hugh Hefner comes with it.
The Playboy property spreads across five acres in Los Angeles’ Holmby Hills, and encompasses a gymnasium, a tennis court, a swimming pool, a four-bedroom guesthouse, gardens and aviaries (it has its own zoo license), and the Playboy Grotta, an artificial cave with a whirlpool spa.
Then there’s the mansion itself, which boasts 29 rooms, including a game room, a home theater, a wine cellar and a two-floored master suite. That’s presumably where Playboy founder Hefner would stay — because, as part of the sale, he’s allowed to remain at the home for the rest of his life. (And we’re guessing his current wife, Crystal Harris, is part of the deal too.)
“The Playboy Mansion has been a creative center for Hef as his residence and workplace for the past 40 years, as it will continue to be if the property is sold,” said Playboy CEO Scott Flanders in a statement.
The massive estate was built in 1927 and has been home to Hefner and his rotating cast of girlfriends since 1971, when Playboy acquired it for $1.1 million, according the The L.A. Times. It was also the home base of the E! reality series “The Girls Next Door” from 2005-10.
So… who’s up for living in this legendary house of horrors and debauchery? Maybe if you win the $1.4 billion Powerball, perhaps? C’mon, guys… Hef needs a roomie.