The saga of the Playboy Mansion sale has quite literally come to a close.
Billionaire Daren Metropoulos – principal at investment firm Metropoulos & Co. and a co-owner of Hostess Brands (Twinkie, anyone?) – has officially closed on his purchase of the Playboy Mansion at a sale price of $100 million.
As part of the deal Hugh Hefner – and we suspect some bunnies too – will continue to occupy the mansion for his lifetime.
Since 2009, Metropoulos has lived next door to the famous house. “I feel fortunate and privileged to now own a one-of-a-kind piece of history and art,” said Metropoulos in a press release. “I look forward to eventually rejoining the two estates and enjoying this beautiful property as my private residence for years to come.”
Earlier in the month it was alleged that the mansion would return to the market when Hef and Metropoulos couldn’t agree on access. TMZ reported that Metropoulos wanted to start restoring it and adding onto the structure, but the 90-year-old Hef wanted to be left in peace.