The iconic Playboy Mansion is safe and sound, thanks to the city of Los Angeles.
According to the Los Angeles Times, L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz recently secured a “permanent protection covenant” with the new owner, Daren Metropoulos.
The new agreement prohibits Metropoulos, or any future owners, from demolishing the property where the late Hugh Hefner resided.
After the purchase, Metropoulos planned a number of extensive renovations to bring the mansion back to its former glory.
Under the new agreement, he will be allowed to make these changes, but cannot demolish the main house.
“I’m extremely passionate about its architecture and look forward to this momentous opportunity to transform one of the finest estates in the country. As Mr. Hefner was aware, I plan to meticulously refurbish the property with the highest quality and standards in mind, Metropoulos said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “I want to thank Councilman Koretz for working with me to develop an understanding of my vision to restore the mansion while modernizing and replacing important mechanical systems in the structure.”