Just a couple hours south of Montecito sits the infamous Playboy Mansion that is on the market for more than $200 million. According to TMZ, the Holmby Hills estate, designed by Arthur Kelly in 1927, sits on 6 acres, an entire lot of land in one of the most desirable blocks of Los Angeles. Although I represent the highest level of clientele and specialize in the sale and acquisition of extraordinary estates and land in Montecito and Santa Barbara, I can tell you that a comparable lot sold recently in the area for $60 mil, but because of its history, the Mansion could go for anywhere between $80 mil and $90 mil. If this sounds interesting to you, let me negotiate a more realistic price!
You probably already heard that the buyer gets more than the iconic home; they get the one and only Hugh Hefner himself, as the conditions of the sale will stipulate that Hefner can remain in the mansion for the rest of his life. Not to worry. The folks at Curbed have come up with some ways you can design like the legendary Playboy:
1) Get Hugh Hefner-patterned wallpaper to blend in
2) Mix and match antique and vintage furniture
3) Dress in a new modern, aesthetic bathrobe
4) Build a labyrinth-like King Minos of Crete
I’m told that prospective buyers of the iconic Playboy Mansion can tour the property, but one area is off limits: Hef’s bedroom.
If you are interested in learning more, please give me a call at 805.886.9378 or email me at Cristal@montecito-estate.com. Whether you are looking for an established estate like the Playboy Mansion or a new house in Montecito, Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara, I will gladly help you find the perfect home. If you are thinking about selling your home, I can help there too. Either way, be sure to check out my website to see what’s on the market today.