Posts Tagged ‘Playboy Mansion’
Even The Playboy Mansion Rear Entrance Impresses Our Private Tour
Driveways of the rich and famous make for a very interesting part of almost all of our Los Angeles private tours. Wrought iron gates and carriageways, curving pavements through elaborate portals, sculpted hedges and well-tended flowerbeds are all a part of the ride through celebrity neighborhoods that we make with our guests. While we suggest homes to visit that we believe will appeal to our particular guests almost all of them get excited when we mention the Playboy Mansion if they have not already requested it to their guides. The Playboy Mansion, for sale since early this year, is a very impressive structure up on a hill as we usually approach it from Sunset Boulevard in Holmby Hills, one of the ritziest subdivisions of Los Angeles located between Beverly Hills and Bel-Air. Driving around the property brings us to this back gate, the busiest gate around with near constant traffic into and out of the esteemed residence. We see all sorts of unusual activities and always look forward to checking out goings on at the estate. This visit to the home of Hugh Hefner and his bunny companions is even better when we have flown over the property on a 1-hour aerial tour in our luxury helicopter. Our guests then have a good idea of Hugh’s neighbors and his proximity to the Los Angeles Country Club. Not that Mr. Hefner is a golfer. He has plenty to keep him occupied without ever having to go through one of his impressive gates.
No FOR SALE Sign at the Playboy Mansion for our Private Tour to See
One of the most popular destinations on every private Los Angeles tour that we do is the notorious Playboy Mansion where Hugh Hefner reigns. Since 1971 he has been the owner and principal occupant of this magnificent Holmby Hills estate which Playboy purchased then for $1.1M. That’s quite a Return on Investment with the current sale price set at $200M. As the CNN video outlines you get an awful lot for your money:
- more than 5 acres of prime residential real estate bordered by the famed Los Angeles Country Club;
- 20,000+ square feet (29 rooms) in a fabulous Arthur Kelly-designed Gothic-Tudor home built in 1927;
- the pool with the famed grotto;
- an aviary and zoo;
- wine cellar;
- screening room;
- basement gym;
- basketball and tennis court; and, of course,
- fabulous neighbors (which we will identify on your luxury tour).
Oh, by the way, Hugh gets to live in the house as long as he wants. That’s part of the sale contract. If you wish to make an offer on the home we have the number to call. Or, just contact us to take a close look at Hef’s neighborhood.
Private Tour Aids AIDS Walk
What a surprise it was recently when our private Los Angeles tour guests were driving past the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills and stopped on the road by none other than Crystal Harris, Mrs. Hugh Hefner. She invited everyone over to the lemonade stand by the back driveway to her house where she and her playmate friends were raising money for the 2013 AIDS Walk coming up in a couple of days. Turns out Playboy Enterprises raised almost $17,000 for their efforts. And, the lemonade was quite good and refreshing on a hot October day. Our guests had a lot of pictures and autographs to show their family and friends when they got home.
Right after Halloween we caught the Creature from the Black Lagoon being driven away from the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills. We are sure he spent the night in the famous mansion’s grotto. Oh, they things he must have seen. Our private luxury tour guests are always thrilled when we take them by the Playboy Mansion, a regular part of the celebrity homes portion of almost all our tours. This is a sightseeing thing to do in Los Angeles that excites all of our guests and we are more than happy to oblige them. We can’t promise they will see the Creature from the Black Lagoon or even a Playboy bunny, but that makes it special when we do.
We are nice and cool flying above the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills on a very hot Los Angeles summer day. The cool people visiting Hugh Hefner’s estate know how to stay cool at Hugh’s pool and grotto. Our private luxury helicopter tour over the other mansions of Beverly Hills and Bel Air gave us a good idea of the great number of pools down there and all the fine folks enjoying summer in the blue water behind their homes.