To a college-aged man, sustenance likely involves Pabst Blue Ribbon and Twinkies far more often than is reasonably healthy. But take solace in this: your junk-food expenditures just bought the Playboy Mansion. Sorta.
In January, the iconic bachelor pad went on the market for $200 million, but the potential buyer had to deal with one kinda shriveled, white-haired, robe-wearing stipulation: Hugh Hefner would still live in the mansion till his death. Despite the fine print, the mansion just sold to Hefner's neighbor, the heir of Hostess Brands, Daren Metropoulos, whose father, C. Dean Metropolous, also used to own Pabst Brewing Company.
Although the exact price hasn't been confirmed, the president of Hilton & Hyland, the agency charged with the sale of the mansion, did tell the Wall Street Journal the price was "nine digits," and "would set a record for the highest-priced residential sale in Los Angeles." In short, that's a lot of PBR and Twinkies.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Daren Metropoulos bought the mansion not for its reputation as a party haven, but because of its history and architectural prestige. Fun fact: The Playboy mansion was designed by famed LA architect Arthur Rolland Kelly.
Speaking of his purchase, Metropoulos said, "The heritage of this property transcends its celebrity, and to have the opportunity to serve as its steward would be a true privilege.”
Oh and also, as soon as Hefner gets out of there (a.k.a dies), the dude's going to build a super mansion, combining his estate with the Playboy mansion to create a " 7.3-acre compound." Talk about the 1%.
Just remember all this the next time you chomp into a Twinkie or Sno ball, or crack into a PBR, for that matter.
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