THE WEEKLY ROUND UP

Se­lected snip­pets from the world of prop­erty

The Daily Telegraph - Property - - Cover Story -

END OF AN ERA FOR THE PLAY­BOY MAN­SION

Hugh Hefner, the founder of

Play­boy mag­a­zine, died last week, bring­ing an end to his lav­ish par­ties at his home in Holmby Hills, Los An­ge­les.

Daren Metropoulos, the son of the bil­lion­aire in­vestor Dean Metropoulos, bought the Play­boy Man­sion for $100mil­lion (£75.3mil­lion) in 2016 – half the ask­ing price. It was agreed that Hefner could live there for the rest of his life for an an­nual rent of $1mil­lion. It is thought Hefner’s widow, Crys­tal, will move to a nearby villa bought for her in 2013 for $5mil­lion.

GRA­HAM NOR­TON’S BEACH PAD IS FOR SALE

The TV pre­sen­ter and agony un­cle is ask­ing £2.3mil­lion for his seafront home in Bex­hill-on-Sea, East Sus­sex. Nor­ton bought the six-bed­room prop­erty for £1.35mil­lion in 2009. The award-win­ning mod­ernist house has an out­door pool, land­scaped gar­dens and its own stretch of pri­vate beach.

The bed­rooms open on to a seafront ter­race and the mas­ter suite has a full-height glazed wall that can be folded back to open the sea-fac­ing room to the el­e­ments.

Min­utes from Cooden Beach rail­way sta­tion, the house is on the mar­ket with M&W Prop­erty.

RE­VEALED: THIS YEAR’S AP­PREN­TICE HOUSE

Last year, The Ap­pren­tice can­di­dates were treated to a 10-bed­room, 10,000 sq ft home in Hamp­stead that was on the mar­ket for £11.95mil­lion.

The tele­vi­son show has down­sized this year, hous­ing the 18 com­peti­tors in an eight- bed­room Not­ting Hill home with around 6,400 sq ft.

The dou­ble-fronted Vic­to­rian prop­erty is on Bas­sett Road, a stone’s throw from Lad­broke Grove sta­tion. It is avail­able to rent through Do­mus Nova for a hefty £29,033 per month.

It has a cur­rent value of £13,137,000, ac­cord­ing to Zoopla – nearly eight times the av­er­age price tag for a prop­erty in Not­ting Hill, which stands at £1,667,494.

The five-floor house has bright and quirky in­te­ri­ors de­signed by award-win­ning Nicky Haslam, and a south­fac­ing gar­den.

Ap­pren­tices: the 6,400 sq ft pad

Stop play: Hugh Hefner’s home

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