Crystal Harris, widow of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, has evidently decided to part ways with one of the last gifts she ever received from the late Hef. Somewhat unfortunately for her, she’s reported to have sold the house for the same price it was purchased for by Hef back in 2013: $5 million.
Described as a “modern architectural masterpiece” by realtors Juliette Hohnen and Associates, the former Hefner home in the Hollywood Hills overlooks the Sunset Strip with multiple “unique and exotic features,” like an infinity pool and home theater, as well as an oversized gaming room (“This home was made for entertaining”). The infinity pool is surrounded by the “private oasis” of the backyard.
Whoever the home’s new owners are, you can join them vicariously by checking out the house in the YouTube video tour below:
Now that you’ve seen it, you’ve probably reached one unmistakable conclusion about this house: It is not, in fact, the Playboy Mansion. As you may or may not know, Hefner did not actually own his famous residence (it was in fact owned by Playboy Enterprises), although he did continue to live there throughout his life. The reason this home was purchased was so his wife Crystal would have a place to live after he died, since Hefner was reportedly worried that she could have been left in the lurch without a place to stay in the event of his death. So he purchased this house in 2013 for around $5 million, after which it was held in a trust in both their names, and when he passed away in September of 2017, she became the sole owner of the house.
Harris is reported to have originally put the house up for sale back in March of last year, but it wouldn’t sell at her $7.2 million asking price, so this more recent sale represents something of a discount for the buyer.