Playboy Mansion Is in Contract to Be Sold

The prospective buyer lives next door.

ByLesley Messer
June 06, 2016, 4:38 PM

— -- The Playboy Mansion is in contract to be sold, ABC News has confirmed.

A Playboy spokesman confirmed that the mansion is in escrow with Daren Metropoulos, who lives next door to the Holmby Hills estate, but declined to give any additional information.

The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

“The heritage of this property transcends its celebrity and to have the opportunity to serve as its steward would be a true privilege,” Metropoulos told the newspaper.

Metropoulos is the son of billionaire C. Dean Metropoulos, whose private equity firm bought Hostess after the company filed for bankruptcy in 2012. In 2014, Daren Metropoulos, along with his father and brother Evan, sold Pabst Brewing for an estimated $750 million to American beer entrepreneur Eugene Kashper and a San Francisco-based equity firm, TSG Consumer Partners.

The Playboy Mansion was listed for $200,000,000 and is situated on five acres of land. The home features 29 rooms and includes a wine cellar, home theater and a four-bedroom guest house. It also boasts a zoo license, according to the listing.

A sales price could not be determined.

Editor’s note: In an earlier story, ABC News cited a Forbes article that incorrectly stated that the Metropoulos family sold Pabst Brewing to a Russian brewery.

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