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The Playboy Mansion Has a Buyer (and Yes, Hugh Hefner Will Continue to Live There)
#RHOBH hubby Mauricio Umansky is one of the listing agents for the iconic property.
It's time to pack up your bunny ears because the Playboy Mansion is officially off the market. After being listed for $200 million by The Agency's Mauricio Umansky and Gary Gold and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland, the iconic pad is now under contract with a financier who owns the home next door. While the sale price of the home was not made public as of press time, a spokesperson for Playboy confirmed the sale is under way to the Wall Street Journal.
As per the terms of the sale, Hugh Hefner will remain in the home for the remainder of his life. The reported new buyer, Daren Metropoulos, a principal at private-equity firm Metropoulos & Co., plans to eventually combine his adjacent property with the Playboy mansion. (He bought his current house from Hugh for $18 million back in 2009.) “The heritage of this property transcends its celebrity and to have the opportunity to serve as its steward would be a true privilege,” the buyer told the WSJ.
When The Daily Dish spoke to Mauricio earlier this year, he shared just what type of person he believed would be interested in purchasing the landmark property. "It's pretty simple: the right buyer is a billionaire," The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hubby said in January. "There's 2,800 billionaires out there in the world, so it's not that difficult to go find and reach the 2,800 people. And then you have a property, as you said, that speaks for itself. I think it's probably the best property in Los Angeles, probably one of the best properties in the world. And then it's just the question of it being the right guy, or the right person, to know how to speak about it, negotiate it, and present it in its best light. But the property does definitely speak for itself."
Check out some throwback photos of Mauricio, below.
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