Playboy Hefner's mansion torn apart by thieves

As Hefner is gone so are his bunnies, the iconic Playboy mansion that was once a dream of every man is deserted and left to rot after the death of the magazine mogul.


It is also reported that the mansion was stripped by looters multiple times after the master was gone.



According to insiders Hugh Hefner had sold the mansion the year before his death, but he was allowed to continue living there.


After the passing away of Hugh Hefner the new buyer did not move immediately giving a pass to the thieves and thugs. It is reported that antiques, pictures and even bed sheets are stolen from the place.


US Magazine global got the information from a source confirming;


"The bedrooms - even Hef's - were stripped of things like sex toys, gold-plated statues, used sheets and lingerie.
"Valuable art was snatched from the walls - with imprints of the frames still visible."

The magazine reported that even the mansion's notorious grotto was damaged as pieces of rocks were chipped away for souvenirs.


Daren Metropoulos bought it from Hugh Hefner, he is the son of Charles Dean Metropoulos, an American billionaire investor and businessman of Greek descent.






An agreement made between the new owner and Los Angeles officials revealed the house had been left to crumble and needed a total overhaul to get it back to a livable state.


According to a document accessed by Los Angeles Times the property needs

"substantial renovations and repairs following a long period of deferred maintenance".

According to UK tabloid Mirror


“The new owner decided against bulldozing the mansion, and pictures of the renovations show the house's main structure is still standing but it's undergoing a total renovation.
The mansion's famous pool - where Hef held his wild parties - has been drained and the grounds have been torn up.”




Metropoulos said in a statement that he'd told Hef about his plans long before he put them into action.


He said:


"I’m extremely passionate about its architecture and look forward to this momentous opportunity to transform one of the finest estates in the country.
"As Mr. Hefner was aware, I plan to meticulously refurbish the property with the highest quality and standards in mind."

According to the frequent playmates and bunnies, Hef did not consider refurbishing the mansion in his last few years and a former Playboy model Carla Howe told The Sun the house looked "more like an old people's home" back in 2015.





Maybe even the mansion needed a break from bunnies and playmates, but who could have imagined the place where several stripped for fame is getting stripped by thieves for putting meals on their table.


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