SELLERS: Hugh and Kimberly Hefner
LOCATION: South Mapleton Drive, Los Angeles
PRICE: $27,995,000 USD
SIZE: 7,318 square feet.
The two-story, Country English Holmby Hills Manor home at South Mapleton Drive home was built in 1929 and consists of five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a library and commons area for staff. Some of the walls are hand-painted and there is a hand-carved staircase.
This magnificent walled estate includes remarkable grounds and privacy. 2 story entry, spacious living room w/ fireplace & beautiful garden vistas, large family room adjoins the dining room & eat-in gourmet kitchen opening to charming outdoor terrace. Enormous motor court. Rolling lawns, mature trees and wonderful private pool area.
The house is approached through electronic gates that open to a stately circular driveway and a massive motor court at the front of the house. It includes a two story entrance hall, a large living room with one of the home’s three fireplaces, a library with a second fireplace, a family room that adjoins the dining room and eat-in kitchen which all open to the rear terrace and the soccer pitch sized lawn. The property is adjacent to the Los Angeles Country Club.
Property records show that the the Hefners paid $6,700,000 in 1996 and financed the whole amount. They bought the estate from the estate of TV Guide heiress turned philanthropist Lita Annenberg Hazen.
Kim Hefner, who was not surprisingly a former Playmate of the Year, married Hugh Hefner in 1989. The couple separated–but did not divorce–in 1999 and she moved into the property now up for sale.