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Playboy Mansion sale saved after hanging by a thread

Good news for listing agents Gary Gold and Mauricio Umansky
  • Daren Metropoulos announced his purchase of the Playboy Mansion for $100 million.
  • The home was listed for $200 million earlier this year.
  • Hugh Hefner will continue to live in the mansion for the rest of his life.

If you're planning on attending a party at the Playboy Mansion, you might want to hurry up. Hefner's neighbor, Daren Metropoulos, just purchased the home for $100 million. Earlier this month, TMZ reported that the deal was on hold. Apparently, Hugh Hefner, the current resident, felt Metropoulos' need for access during Hefner's final years was too much. Metropoulos, former co-owner of Pabst Brewing Company and a current co-owner of Hostess, wanted to connect the Mansion to his adjacent home and do a full restoration on both properties, which Playboy was unwilling to allow. Last week, Playboy said no to the contract. However, Playboy signed off this week. Metropoulos announced today that he is the official owner of the Playboy Mansion for a selling price of $100 million. Hefner will continue to reside in the famous hutch until his final breath. As the new property owner, though, Metropoulos must sign off on every party Hefner plans on throwing at the Mansion. Metropo...