The iconic Playboy Mansion isn’t going anywhere.
According to the Los Angeles Times, L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz has recently secured a “permanent protection covenant” with the property’s new owner, Daren Metropoulos. Though Koretz had initially sought to designate the mansion as a historic-cultural landmark, the new agreement prohibits Metropoulos, or any future proprietors, from demolishing the legendary residence that became synonymous with the late Hugh Hefner. Additionally, Metropoulos agreed to make necessary repairs to the mansion in order to preserve its original condition.
Metropoulos, the heir to the Hostess fortune, purchased the property for $100 million in 2016, under the stipulation that Hefner could live at the property until his death, which occurred Sept. 27 of the last year. Shortly after Metropoulos acquired the mansion, he announced his plans for extensive renovations. The new agreement will allow these changes to be made, just as long as the main house is not demolished.
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