Condo for Sale in Original Playboy Mansion for a Cool $2.9 Mil

Chicago's Playboy Mansion Puts a $2.9 Million Condo Up for Sale
Chicago's Playboy Mansion Puts a $2.9 Million Condo Up for Sale

In what the listing agent says is a rare opportunity, a 3-bedroom condo in Chicago's former Playboy mansion has hit the market for $2.9 million. That's right -- where the magazine's founder, Hugh Hefner, once threw lavish parties and snuggled with his Bunnies.

In 1959, Hefner bought the stately French 72-room mansion located in Chicago's Gold Coast and made it his main residence until he moved to Los Angeles in 1974 to "Playboy Mansion West" -- the 21,000-square-foot home that's now known as the bon vivant's party palace.

Prominent Chicago developer Bruce Abrams bought the mansion in the 1990s and remodeled it into seven, roughly 3,000-square-foot condos. But the one for sale is the only unit with private access to the main garden, the legendary common area where Hefner and the Playboy Bunnies once frolicked.