Hugh Hefner buys Jeffrey Eyster Designed Bachelor Pad / by Jeffrey Eyster

Well over a decade ago, Jeffrey Eyster was designing a home on Queens Road near Sunset Blvd when an empty lot which had been denied a soils report came on the market. The lot, says Jeffrey, "appeared stable and had great potential", so he called a soils engineer over to the property to review. The engineer's review was favorable and by locating the home away from the hillside and designing a shotcrete retaining wall to buttress the adjacent slope, a formula for approval from the grading department was formed. Eyster found an investor to purchase the lot and with concept plans sold the development to a builder who in turn sold it to Hefner.