Hugh Hefner Should Celebrate His Birthday At The Playboy Mansion (PHOTOS)

04/09/2013 03:04 pm ET | Updated Apr 10, 2013

Hugh Hefner's birthday is today and we can think of no better way to celebrate it than with a big bash at the famed Playboy Mansion. The Playboy scion turns 87 years young today and if a swim in the grotto with a cigar and a bevy of blondes isn't his idea of a good time, then color us confused.

The mansion has been home to his three weddings, served as the stage for the reality show "The Girls Next Door" and even welcomed Will Smith to film an episode of "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" on its lush grounds (check out the priceless video below). Fun fact: This wasn't the first Playboy Mansion. The original -- a 70-room residence located in Chicago -- was purchased by Hef in 1959. Hefner divided his time between the two homes until he moved permanently to L.A. in 1974.

Across the street from the Playboy Mansion is the bunny house, a more modest residence where many of the playmates live. Coincidentally, the one-story home just went up for sale. Perhaps Hef is looking to start the 87th year of his life a little lighter in the real estate department?

Whatever the case, we know Playboy's Grand Poobah will celebrate his birthday in style. We only wish we could be there. Well, maybe.

Check out Hef and the gorgeous home in all its glory here:

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