Sorry prospective mansion buyers, the Playboy residence is officially off the market. According to the Guardian, Hugh Hefner sold the property to his neighbor, 32-year-old Daren Metropoulos, the billionaire owner of Twinkies and former owner of PBR.
You read that right. Mr. Playboy is in escrow with his neighbor, a dude named Daren.
Apparently, neighbor Daren bought the $18 million mansion next to Hefner from Hefner in 2009. With the acquisition of the Playboy mansion, Metropoulos plans to combine the two pads into one, 7.3-acre estate.
But there is one BIG catch. Neighbor Daren won't be able to move into the 29-room, peacock-infested mansion until Hugh Hefner drops dead. Hefner is 90, so there's that.
Though Hefner was asking for $200 million, there's no word yet on how much neighbor Daren will actually pay for the mansion. As a Playboy Enterprises spokesman said (or rather didn't say) of the deal,
To give you a little real estate refresher, Hefner originally bought the property in 1971 for just over $1 million. Maybe the insane price markup and sale of the property will help the flailing porno magazine survive the free internet porn Apocalypse. Though we highly doubt it.