Playboy Mansion Sold to Daren Metropoulos

The financier paid $100 million, a Playboy rep confirmed to ABC News.

August 16, 2016, 2:46 PM

— -- The Playboy Mansion has a new owner.

Daren Metropoulos, a principal at the investment firm Metropoulos & Co., purchased the iconic home for $100 million, a Playboy rep confirmed to ABC News.

The home's previous owner, Hugh Hefner, will remain in residence for the rest of his life, under the terms of his agreement with Metropoulos.

“The Playboy Mansion is one of the most iconic properties in the world and the crown jewel of Holmby Hills and the platinum triangle,” Metropoulos said in a statement. “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.”

Metropoulos, 33, is the son of billionaire C. Dean Metropoulos. Metropoulos & Co. famously bought Hostess after the company filed for bankruptcy.

The Playboy Mansion, which is located on five acres of land, was listed for $200,000,000, according to the listing. It boasts 29 rooms, including a wine cellar, a home theater and a catering kitchen. It also has its own zoo license.

“I feel fortunate and privileged to now own a one-of-a-kind piece of history and art,” Metropoulos, who currently lives next door, said. “I look forward to eventually rejoining the two estates and enjoying this beautiful property as my private residence for years to come.”

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