The media mogul was joined by celebrities and the new property owner
Hugh Hefner celebrated his last Midsummer Night’s Dream party at the famous Playboy Mansion this weekend.
The mansion – owned by Playboy Enterprises – was recently purchased by Daren Metropoulos, who also happens to live next door to the property. He joined Hefner along with many “Playboy bunnies” and various celebrities.
Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband Kris Humphrises also attended, along with rapper Too Short and actor Alan Thicke.
Mr. Metropoulos, who is also the co-owner of the Hostess brand, considers the property “iconic.” He recently told Entertainment Tonight: “The Playboy Mansion is one of the most iconic properties in the world and the crown jewel of Holmby Hills and the platinum triangle.”
He also praised Hefner for the work he has put into the estate over the years.
“For the last 45 years, Mr. Hefner has imbued the estate with a rich and storied legacy. The property’s heritage is not only that of a famous address; it is a true masterpiece in design, constructed by a noted architect for a family who played an important role in the development of Los Angeles in the early 20th Century.”
Hefner initially tried to sell the mansion for $200 million but ultimately settled for $100 million. The new owner has reportedly agreed to let the 90-year-old mogul remain in the property until he passes away.
Metropoulos had purchased the home next door for $18 million in 2009 and now plans to merge the two estates.
He added: “I feel fortunate and privileged to now own a one-of-a-kind piece of history and art. I look forward to eventually rejoining the two estates and enjoying this beautiful property as my private residence for years to come.”
The mansion consists of 22 rooms, along with the Playboy magazine offices.