It’s the stuff dreams are made of — if you love beautiful women with rabbit ears.
Hugh Hefner and his wife, Kimberley, former Playmate of the Year, have put their Hollywood Hills mansion up for sale for a cool $27,995,000 US. That means bragging rights as the new neighbour to the Playboy party house are up for grabs to the highest bidder.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Hefners’ personal residence, which is adjacent to the Playboy mansion, is a two-storey, 7,300-square-foot English Manor-style home with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The stately home, which sits on 2.3 acres behind private gates, is one of the priciest on the market in the Hollywood Hills, where stars of song and film like to enjoy breathtaking views from the seclusion of their gated mansions.
But will Hef find a buyer? The new trend in celebrity real estate is to lease — not buy.
Rocker Courtney Love, the widow of Kurt Cobain, recently joined the stars who either want to keep their millions safe under the mattress or invest in buy-to-let properties. The Times, quoting the Multiple Listing Service, has reported that Love rented a five-bedroom, five-bathroom beauty in the Hollywood Hills for about $20,000 US a month.
Meanwhile, 23-year-old reality TV star Lauren “L.C.” Conrad is downsizing to a rented condo and plans to lease out her Hollywood Hills home for $11,000 a month.
If these Hollywood rents sound a tad high, over in Bel-Air, Michael Jackson is paying $100,000 a month to lease an estate fit for The Gloved One, according to his manager. Seems Neverland is giving La La Land a run for its money!
How much would you pay to brush elbows with the stars?