OK, no more proverbial pressing your nose up against the gates hoping to catch a glimpse of what goes on at the Playboy mansion. Now, you can live right next door and spy much more effectively from the comforts of your own home.
Hugh Hefner and wife Kimberley have listed their personal residence, located next door to the Playboy mansion, for sale at $27,995,000. It's a mini-me to the party palace next door, a sister house if you will.
The two-story, 7,300-square-foot English Manor-style home was built in 1929 and bought by the Hefners in 1998. It sits behind private gates on 2.3 acres and has some of the original wood paneling, leaded-glass windows and hand-carved staircase. There are hand-painted walls, a newly remodeled kitchen with a morning room and butler's pantry, two staff rooms, formal living and dining rooms, a library and family room. It has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
The grounds back up to the Los Angeles Country Club and include a pool. There is room for a tennis court, which would provide the new owner with plenty of excuses to visit next door when a ball errantly finds its way over the wall.
The home was designed by Arthur R. Kelly for the sister of Arthur Letts Jr., the original owner of the Playboy mansion. The Hefners are selling the home because their two sons will soon head to college.
Hugh Hefner, 82, is the founder of Playboy Enterprises. Kimberley Hefner was Playboy's Playmate of the Month in January 1988 and was Playmate of the Year in 1989.
Joyce Rey and Stacy Gottula of Coldwell Banker Previews International, Beverly Hills, share the listing.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times