Holmby Hills is a visually imposing enclave running north and south of Sunset Blvd. between Beverly Hills on the east and Bel Air and Westwood on the west. Filled with glorious estates, this very exclusive and posh section of the city is home to the famous Playboy Mansion. Since Hugh Hefner’s death, current owner Daren Metropoulos entered into an agreement with the City of Los Angeles to keep it under a permanent protection covenant. He has informed officials of his intention to restore the house and facade to its original grandeur. Reportedly sold for $100,000,000, it ranks a close second in price to Fleur de Lys which sold for $102, 000,000.
Holmby Hills has two well maintained parks: the charming small De Neve Square and the more expansive Holmby Park which is ideal for pleasant walks and family outings. Its playground, putting green, classic lawn bowling field, barbecues and picnic benches enhance the beauty and enjoyment of the park. The handsome English-style street lamps, designed in the 1920s exclusively for the area, contribute to the unique distinguished character of this neighborhood.
Holmby´s stellar private school Harvard-Westlake is one of the top college preparatory institutions in Los Angeles. It serves grades seven through twelve.
“Little Holmby” is an area west of Beverly Glen and south of Sunset; it is a niche within Westwood, not quite so grand as Holmby Hills, but with the same refined estate-like styles.