Eric Schmidt Reportedly Just Spent $22M on a House Near the Playboy Mansion

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As a man worth an estimated $8.3 billion, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt could buy pretty much any house he wants. If a report from the NY Post's Page Six is accurate, what he wants is to live within a stone's throw of the Playboy Mansion.

The heart wants what the heart wants.

According to the Post, Schmidt has just purchased a 9,182 sq. ft., 7-bedroom house on "the most sought-after street in all of Los Angeles. The house, which is currently listed at $24,995,000, was reportedly snatched up for $22,000,000.

A long private driveway leads to this elegant and grand French chateau with over 9,000 sq.ft. of living space on the most sought after street in all of Los Angeles. Sited on approximately 1.3 acres of magnificent grounds, this estate provides an exceptional lifestyle with wonderful space for both luxurious living & lavish entertaining. Walls of glass and French doors throughout allow the light-filled environment to integrate with the beautiful lush exterior. Downstairs are the formal living room, family room, formal dining room, chef's kitchen and breakfast room, 2 maid's rooms, laundry, 2 powders, and the guest suite. Upstairs, 3 family bedroom suites, office, and master suite with terrace, fireplace, his and her baths, dressing rooms, and walk-in closets. The grounds offer a serene setting and great space for entertaining with abundant patio space, expansive flat park-like grounds, manicured gardens, and swimmers pool.

That official listing description fails to mention that the home formerly belonged to Veronique Peck, the late wife of actor Gregory Peck.

Oh yeah, and it's basically right down the street from The Playboy Mansion.

If true, the purchase will do little to quell the various rumors surrounding Schmidt and his...uh...rapport with the ladies.

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Josh Wolford
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