Playboy Mansion to Be Permanently Protected
CITY OF LOS ANGELES, PLAYBOY MANSION OWNER REACH AGREEMENT TO PERMANENTLY PROTECT THE PROPERTY
(CNN) – The City of Los Angeles is promising to permanently protect the Playboy mansion.
There were talks to designate the property where late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner once lived as a historical-cultural landmark.
Los Angeles officials and property owner Daren Metropoulos came to the decision instead to put a permanent protection that would prevent the 20,000 square foot mansion from demolition.
If they had chosen to designated the property as a landmark, there would have been limitations about what modifications could be made.
Playboy enterprises owned the mansion from 1971 until 2016 when it was sold to Metropoulos.
An agreement allowed Hefner to live there until his death last September.
Hefner was 91.