LOCATION OF THE WEEK: Mark Wahlberg Visits the Playboy Mansion

Playboy-Mansion-The-GamblerIt’s been said that “cellar door” is the most beautiful phrase in the English language.


The right answer is clearly “Playboy Mansion.”

Said mansion is 21,987 square feet of hedonistic excess. Located in Los Angeles, it was designed by Arthur R. Kelly in 1927, but it was acquired by Hugh Hefner and Playboy in 1971 for a cool $1.1 million. That’s what you call a sound investment, as the property was recently appraised at $54 million.

Today the Playboy Mansion houses Hefner and his assorted guests, and it’s the scene of lavish parties and photo shoots. But in the coming-soon movie The Gambler, it’s just another venue where Mark Wahlberg finds himself in trouble, running from his debts.

Assuming you’re not neck deep in debt to a loan shark, though, the Playboy Mansion is an enjoyable spot. Take the 22 bedrooms… that’s a lot of rooms. Then there’s the wine cellar and the game room. It’s full of pool tables, arcade games and pinball machines. Throw in the movie theater with a built-in pipe organ, because you’ve got to have one of those. And of course, you can’t forget the basketball courts, the large swimming pool, the waterfall and the koi pond.

But it’s not all fun and games. The mansion also houses the editorial offices of Playboy Magazine.

We’re told it features some really great articles.

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