Jul 09, 2002; Los Angeles, CA, USA; The famous grotto at the mansion after the SUGAR RAY LEONARD BOXING first year anniversary that was celebrated with a live fight night on ESPN2 from the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills. Over 350 invited guests attended the cocktail reception and showdown in the back yard of Playboy HUGH HEFNER's 5 1/2 acre estate.
1973, famed Playboy publisher/editor Hugh Hefner introduced the world to his version of a modern-day Xanadu, the iconic property known as the Playboy Mansion West. A wildly imaginative adult playground, the property conveyed the extreme luxury and personal freedom that reflected the cultural ethos embodied in Hefner’s revolutionary publication.
Located in Holmby Hills, a wealthy Los Angeles enclave famous for its celebrity residents, the 5.3-acre estate features a 29-room Gothic/Tudor estate home originally built in 1927. Hefner purchased the property in 1970 and quickly set in motion a massive renovation that would result in one of the most photographed, distinctive and storied residences of the 20th Century.
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