The brother of the Playboy Mansion's new owner just bought this $65 million Beverly Hills home


Slap down $135 million for this house and you can be neighbors with Jane Fonda and Swedish gaming billionaire Markus Persson.
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Perched on a promontory overlooking Los Angeles is a true Beverly Hills palace. The crown jewel of the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood, the property once belonged to comedian Danny Thomas, who starred in "The Danny Thomas Show" (aka "Make Room For Daddy") and founded St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Thomas built the home in 1970 and later sold it for $15 million after his wife died in 2000.

Now it's finally off the market, having found a buyer in investor Evan Metropoulos for $65 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. The home had originally been listed for $135 million in 2015 by agent Aaron Kirman, who previously sold a neighboring property to Minecraft inventor Markus Persson for $70 million in 2014.

Metropoulos is a principal at investment firm Metropoulos & Co., as is his brother, Daren, who bought the Playboy Mansion for $100 million last year.

Brittany Fowler contributed reporting on an earlier version of this article.

The 18,000-square-foot mansion sits on two-and-a-half acres in Beverly Hills' swanky Trousdale Estates neighborhood, which is also home to celebrities like Elton John and Jane Fonda.

It's one of the most expensive homes ever sold in Beverly Hills. 




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