Thursday 27 April 2017

The Playboy Mansion is up for sale, but there's a catch - Hugh Hefner still has to live there

The Playboy Mansion and inset is Hugh Hefner
The Playboy Mansion and inset is Hugh Hefner
A general view of the Playboy Mansion at "The Transporter Refueled" Los Angeles screening held at The Playboy Mansion on August 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
A view of the grotto during Playboys 2015 Playmate of the Year Ceremony at the Playboy Mansion on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Playboy)
The Playboy grotto taken at the Parrots in Paradise benefit at the Playboy Mansion June 27, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California. The benefit honored musician Diane Warren with a special "Spirit of Rhiannon Award" for her outstanding commitment to parrot welfare. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
A general atmosphere shot at the 10th Annual Safari Brunch on October 16, 2004 at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
A general view of the atmosphere at a Special Screening and After-Party for EuropaCorp's 'The Transporter Refueled' held at the Playboy Mansion on August 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
Hugh Hefner stands in the entrance of the Playboy mansion where he hosts Friday Classicmovie screenings in the room behind him.
Television personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the Aces & Angels Celebrity Poker Party at The Playboy Mansion on July 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
The Plyboy Mansion pictured at the Parrots in Paradise benefit June 27, 2002 in Beverly Hills California. The benefit honored musician Diane Warren with a special "Spirit of Rhiannon Award" for her outstanding commitment to parrot welfare. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner attend Playboy Mansion's Annual Halloween Bash at The Playboy Mansion on October 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
Bridget, one of the three girlfriends of Playboy Enterprises CEO Hugh Hefner plays with animals of Hefner's private zoo during a guided tour of the mansion in Los Angeles, CA 23 August 2006.
American actress Farrah Fawcett (then known as Farrah Fawcett-Majors) poses with a tennis racket outside the Playboy Mansion where she participated in a charity tennis match, Los Angeles, California, May 1976. (Photo by Fotos International/Frank Edwards/Getty Images)
Model Crystal Harris (L) and Hugh Hefner attend the annual Halloween Party, hosted by Playboy and Hugh Hefner, at the Playboy Mansion on October 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Playboy)
Actress Pamela Anderson attends the Playboy's Playmate of the Year Celebration on April 25, 1991 at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Are you a multi-millionaire looking for a California home steeped in history? Are you also searching for an octogenarian roommate with a penchant for blondes?

Good news - the Playboy Mansion is reportedly up for sale.

According to TMZ, the legendary mansion which Playboy boss Hugh Hefner purchased in 1971 is up for sale for the bargain basement price of $200m. But there's a catch - Hef wants a clause giving him a life estate so he can live there until he dies.

Playboy Enterprises is listing the property at the hefty price tag due to its history, but sources told the gossip site that $80m is a more accurate figure of its worth, due to poor upkeep - which has been documented in pretty much every former bunny's collective memoirs.

A view of the grotto during Playboys 2015 Playmate of the Year Ceremony at the Playboy Mansion on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Playboy)
A view of the grotto during Playboys 2015 Playmate of the Year Ceremony at the Playboy Mansion on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Playboy)

The six acre estate features 29 rooms including a wine cellar, cinema and game, has three zoos, a koi pond, citrus orchard, tennis and basketball courts, swimming pool, a world famous grotto and waterfall.

Another home in the Holmby Hills area sold for $60, but insiders expect it could fetch for an additional $90m due to its pop culture revelance.

Not too shabby for the $1.1m Hef originally purchased it for in the '70s.

Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner attend Playboy Mansion's Annual Halloween Bash at The Playboy Mansion on October 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner attend Playboy Mansion's Annual Halloween Bash at The Playboy Mansion on October 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
Bridget, one of the three girlfriends of Playboy Enterprises CEO Hugh Hefner plays with animals of Hefner's private zoo during a guided tour of the mansion in Los Angeles, CA 23 August 2006.
Bridget, one of the three girlfriends of Playboy Enterprises CEO Hugh Hefner plays with animals of Hefner's private zoo during a guided tour of the mansion in Los Angeles, CA 23 August 2006.
Actress Pamela Anderson attends the Playboy's Playmate of the Year Celebration on April 25, 1991 at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Pamela Anderson attends the Playboy's Playmate of the Year Celebration on April 25, 1991 at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American actress Farrah Fawcett (then known as Farrah Fawcett-Majors) poses with a tennis racket outside the Playboy Mansion where she participated in a charity tennis match, Los Angeles, California, May 1976. (Photo by Fotos International/Frank Edwards/Getty Images)
American actress Farrah Fawcett (then known as Farrah Fawcett-Majors) poses with a tennis racket outside the Playboy Mansion where she participated in a charity tennis match, Los Angeles, California, May 1976. (Photo by Fotos International/Frank Edwards/Getty Images)

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