IHBC CPD boost from DBW: ‘Check out that Playboy heritage’ 

DBW Playboy MansionIHBC’s Wiki partner, Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – the construction industry knowledge base – features the home of the late Hugh Hefner, his Playboy Mansion, in its current building listings, considered one of the most famous mansions in the world and ‘notorious for its decadent and lavish parties’.

DBW writes:

The Playboy Mansion was the iconic residence of Hugh Hefner, founder of the Playboy magazine empire. Located in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, it is one of the most famous mansions in the world, notorious for its decadent and lavish parties.

Construction of the mansion began in 1927. It was bought by Hefner in 1971, and became his full-time residence in 1974, when he moved from the original Playboy mansion in Chicago. Hefner purchased the mansion for $1.1 million from Louis D. Statham, an engineer, inventor and chess-master.

In 2016, the property and its 5.3 acres of land were put on the market for $200 million, making it one of the most valuable estates in California. It was eventually bought for half that amount by Daren Metropoulos who stated his intention to renovate and restore the mansion to its original form.

The 2,048 sq. m mansion was designed by the architect Arthur R. Kelly in the Gothic and Tudor Revival styles. Hefner has described it as resembling an English country manor.

The mansion contains 22 rooms, including six bedrooms, six baths and two powder rooms. The estate also includes a 4-bedroom Aviary greenhouse which acts as a guesthouse and a 2-bed games house.

See more at DBW

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