Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday at age 91.
Hugh Hefner spent his final moments on his mansion before he passed away.
The Playboy magazine founder paid US$1.1 million (NZ$1.5 million) for 29-room home and was allowed to remain there when it sold in 2016 for a record-breaking US$100 million (NZ$139 million) to private equity boss Daren Metropoulos.
The mansion was built by Arthur R. Kelly in 1927 for Arthur Letts, Jr., who was the son of department store magnate Arthur Letts.
Playboy bought the mansion in 1971 for just over $1 million.
The estate is 20,000 square feet with 29 rooms, according to Curbed Los Angeles.
The Holmby Hills mansion, which is a block from Sunset Boulevard, is one of the few residential properties in Los Angeles to have a zoo licence and a year-long fireworks permit.
But Hefner once described his palatial home in more peaceful terms.
“One of the very nice things that happens at the mansion is that everyone just mellows out,” US talk show host David Letterman in 1985. “The mansion has developed a reputation as being a kind of Shrangri-la – a sort of an escape from the jungle that’s out there,” he said.
But Letterman wasn’t convinced. “Is it just wild unbelievable sex all night long?” he asked. “Because that’s what everyone thinks it is.”
Hefner smiled and shook his head. “We take time off from the wild sex to watch your show,” he joked.
You can take a look on the full specs of the house below: