NEW YORK — Hugh Hefner’s notorious Playboy Mansion is reportedly available up for sale for $200 million, however the purchaser will need to allow the magazine publisher to live there until he dies, US media said.
The home of Playboy magazine and its founder will be listed within the next month, celebrity website TMZ reported.
Playboy Enterprises is seeking upwards of $200 million, but TMZ, citing real-estate sources in the area of Holmby Hills — close to Beverly Hills — said the mansion was more likely to go for between $80 million and $90 million.
Prospective buyers can tour the sprawling property, reputedly host to some of America’s most raucous parties, but Mr Hefner’s bedroom is off-limits, TMZ said.
Playboy Magazine owner Hugh Hefner gets a kiss from fiancee Crystal Harris
It also said that the sale comes with a major catch — whoever buys it must give Hefner a life estate, meaning he can continue to live in the mansion until he dies.
Forbes magazine describes the mansion as “Gothic/Tudor” and said its amenities include three zoo and aviary buildings, a pet cemetery, a tennis court, waterfall, pool and basketball court.
Numerous visitors to the house have described it as being in a state of disrepair.
Playboy Enterprises did not immediately comment when contacted by AFP.
Three arrested with tiger hides
KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.
The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.
All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.Follow @gorkhapost