Another neighbor, J.P. Gurein, said the mega manse had attracted “strange people, sightseers in the neighborhood” and that their “once peaceful neighborhood has been shattered.”
Apparently Hugh Hefner’s parties weren’t that noisy, as the Playboy Mansion is right next door, as is the Gregory Peck estate. And while the property is properly huge, Holmby Hills is not known for its humble houses. Home prices can stretch near to or beyond $100 million, and some of the more expensive ones have over 30,000 square feet of living space.
Predictably, the neighborhood is made up of executives and celebrities. Past residents include Jeremy Renner, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Jayne Mansfield, Lloyd Bridges, Walt Disney, Humphrey Bogart and Barbra Streisand. Residents Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson had a secret underground tunnel connecting their properties to the Playboy Mansion.