user rating
4.3 / 5
70 votes
Points of Interest

Playboy Mansion

10236 Charing Cross Rd, Beverly Hills, California 90024 USA

  • Pop Culture
  • Historic Site
  • Offbeat

Tip: review this place & help build a better community!

The Playboy Mansion (also known as the Playboy Mansion West) is the home of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner. Located in Los Angeles, California, nearby Beverly Hills, the mansion became famous during the 1970s through media reports of Hefner's lavish parties.

The 21,987-square-foot house is described as being in the "Gothic-Tudor" style by Forbes magazine, and sits on 5.3 acres. It was built by architect Arthur R. Kelly in 1927 for Arthur Letts, Jr., son of The Broadway department store founder Arthur Letts and acquired by Playboy from Louis D. Statham (1908–1983), an engineer, inventor and chess aficionado, in 1971 for $US1.1 million ($US5.5 million in 2007 dollars). In early 2011 it was valued at $US54 million. It sits close to the northwestern corner of the Los Angeles Country Club, near UCLA and the Bel-Air Country Club. Fifteen million dollars has been invested in renovation and expansion.

The mansion has 22 rooms including a wine cellar, a game room, a zoo and aviary (and related pet cemetery), tennis courts, a waterfall and a swimming pool area (including a patio and barbecue area, a grotto, a sauna and a bathhouse). These features and others have been shown on television.

The game room (game house) is a separate building on the property's north side. From the fountain in front of the main entrance, there are two sidewalks, running past a wishing-well. The sidewalk on the right leads to the game house and runs past a Hollywood Star of Hefner. Its front entrance opens to a game room with a pool table in the center. This room has vintage and modern arcade games, pinball machines, player piano, jukebox, television, stereo, and couch. The game house has two wings. Left is a room with a soft cushioned floor, mirrors all around, television. There is a restroom with a shower. The right wing of the game house has a smaller restroom, and entrance to a bedroom. This bedroom is connected to another bedroom, which has an exit to the rear backyard of the game house. The game house has a backyard with lounge chairs, and gates on either side. In 2010, Hugh Hefner's former girlfriend Izabella St. James, in her memoir "Bunny Tales: Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion", wrote that the house was in need of renovation: "Everything in the Mansion felt old and stale, and Archie the house dog would regularly relieve himself on the hallway curtains, adding a powerful whiff of urine to the general scent of decay."

The house next door is a mirror image of the Mansion layout, only smaller. Hefner purchased the neighboring building in 1996 and it is home to his separated wife Kimberley Conrad and their children together. Hefner and Conrad married in 1989 and separated in 1998. According to the Wall Street Journal, Hefner and his wife announced in March 2009 that they are listing Mrs. Hefner's home for sale at $US28 million.

In 2002, Hefner purchased a house across the street from the mansion for use by Playmates.

  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 2

Playboy Mansion

10236 Charing Cross Rd
Beverly Hills, California 90024 USA

You!
Your rating:
1
2
3
4
5
Thanks!
Rated 3.0 August 31, 2014

The Playboy mansion was also featured as an Easter Egg in the game Grand Theft Auto V.

Read full article here
  • Reply
  • Was this helpful? Yes 1
  • My Unsaved Trip
  • Places I've Been
  • My Saved Places
  • Collection
  • Accommodation
  • Attractions & Culture
  • Food & Drink
  • Outdoors & Recreation
  • Points of Interest
  • Camping & RV
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Tours & Experiences
  • Services
  • Shopping
  • Sports
  • Motoring
0 Layers

Accommodation Types:

  • Bed and Breakfasts & Inns
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Hostels
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Resorts
  • Unique Stays
  • Vacation Rentals
Clear All

Attractions & Culture Types:

  • Amusement Parks
  • Automotive Attractions
  • Children's Attractions
  • Museums
  • Offbeat Attractions
  • Stadiums
  • Top Attractions
  • Zoos & Aquariums
Clear All

Food & Drink Types:

  • African Food
  • American Food
  • Asian Food
  • Australian Food
  • Bars & Drinks
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Delis & Bakeries
  • Diners & Breakfast Spots
  • European Food
  • Fast Food
  • Latin American Food
  • Middle Eastern Food
  • Restaurants
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Vegetarian & Health Food
  • Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries
Clear All

Outdoors & Recreation Types:

  • Beaches
  • Geographical Areas
  • Geographical Features
  • National Parks
  • Nature Reserves
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Scenic Point
  • Swimming Spots
  • Trails & Hikes
Clear All

Points of Interest Types:

  • Abandoned Place
  • Amazing Engineering
  • Architectural Sites
  • Filming Location
  • Historic Site
  • Literary Place
  • Military Site
  • Monuments & Memorials
  • Photo Op
  • Public Art
  • Science & Technology
Clear All

Camping & RV Types:

  • Cabin Rental
  • Free-Camping Spot
  • KOA
  • RV Parks
  • Tent Campgrounds
Clear All

Entertainment & Nightlife Types:

  • Art Galleries
  • Casinos & Gaming
  • Cinemas
  • Games & Amusements
  • Music
  • Nightlife
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Theaters
Clear All

Tours & Experiences Types:

  • Adventure Activities
  • Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours
  • Classes
  • Cruises, Sailing & Water Activities
  • Cultural & Theme Tours
  • Day Trips & Excursions
  • Food, Wine & Nightlife
  • Multi-day & Extended Tours
  • Shows, Concerts & Sports
  • Sightseeing Tours
Clear All

Services Types:

  • ATMs
  • Auto Services
  • Banking & Mail
  • Charging Stations
  • Co-working & Internet Access
  • Emergency Services
  • Gas/Fuel Stations
  • Medical Center
  • Parking
  • Personal Care
  • Places of Worship
  • Rest Areas
  • Restrooms
  • Tourist Information
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Rental
Clear All

Shopping Types:

  • Antiques
  • Automotive
  • Books & Music
  • Clothing
  • Crafts & Handmade
  • Flea Markets & Pawn Shops
  • General Goods
  • Gifts & Souvenirs
  • Groceries
  • Kids
  • Malls & Shopping Areas
  • Outfitters
  • Quirky Shops
  • Specialty Shops
Clear All

Sports Types:

  • Adventure Sports
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Sports
  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Golf Courses
  • Gyms & Fitness Facilities
  • Motor Sports
  • Skate & Surf Spots
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Sports Stadiums
  • Water Sports
  • Winter Sports
Clear All

Motoring Types:

  • Historic Routes
  • Off-Road Trails
  • Racetracks
  • Scenic Drives
Clear All
Trips
Places

DON'T FORGET TO SAVE YOUR TRIP. CLICK HERE.

Share Map