Published: 11:24 BST, 18 October 2015 | Updated: 13:45 BST, 18 October 2015
It was once known as the capital of louche living, where scantily clad women frolicked with rich men and celebrities, all overseen by eccentric millionaire Hugh Hefner.
But now, according to British glamour model Carla Howe, 25, the Playboy Mansion's glory days are long gone and visitors are more likely to see nurses instead of lingerie-clad beauties wandering the grounds.
As the magazine announced that it was barring naked women from its pages, Carla, from Slough, told The Sun that Hugh Hefner's home is taking a similar turn for the modest and is more like a retirement home than a pleasure palace.
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Carla Howe, current playmate, has revealed how the Playboy Mansion has become far tamer as Hugh Hefner ages with him favouring chess over parties and sex
Carla Howe shows off her Playboy-worthy enbonpoint in an Instagram selfie
Carla Howe, 25, says that Hefner, 89, now opts for quiet nights in rather than being at the centre of the action.
She said that the iconic Beverly Hills home is no longer a 'place of excess with orgies and topless girls', and instead, 'Hef is so frail he goes everywhere with a group of nurses.'
Carla who splits her time between the UK and California revealed that Hugh prefers playing board games to playing with his playmates and prefers to make an appearance at parties before disappearing into the house again.
She said: 'Most of the time all he wants is to play chess with his friends and watch old films.'
She added that the mansion itself is beginning to look tired: 'He almost never leaves home and refuses to change anything in the mansion the whole place feels like it's stuck in the 1980s.'
The Berkshire-born beauty describes the residence as looking and feeling worn-out, with old phones that hang on the walls, bedrooms that smell damp and feel 'cold and unused'.
Carla, pictured in a sultry selfie, and her sister Melissa have become Playboy models
And dinner is prepared and served according to the magazine-founder's tastes every day at 6.30pm.
The occupants of the house sit down with him to eat beef and parsley sauce which tastes 'like hospital food'.
At 7pm Hef leaves the table for a screening of one his beloved old films, after which he goes straight to bed, Carla - who has been going to the mansion with her sister Melissa for three years - told the newspaper.
In an interview with The Mirror, Carla opened up further, saying that Hefner's girlfriends living at the 22-bedroom pile are subject to a strict 9pm curfew and that it's 'like being in prison'.
Carla says that 89-year-old Hugh is now so frail that he is accompanied by nurses rather than bunnies. Pictured: Hugh with Bunny Girls in 1966
She also told the newspaper that women can't invite friends to see you and male visitors are banned.
MailOnline has contacted Hugh Hefner for a comment regarding Carla's claims.
Carla, who found fame on the arm of Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, said that the Playboy Bunnies' £630-a-week allowance has been axed and now the women who live there, get free room and board.
Yet Carla is not the only bunny to have criticised the mansion with previous playmates having described it as squalid.
Izabella St James (left, in 2012, and right, going clubbing in LA in 2013) wrote a tell-all about life as a Playboy model in 2010's Bunny Tales
Hugh Hefner stands proudly in the hall of the wood-panelled Playboy Mansion in 1999, wearing his signature silk smoking jacket and velvet slippers
Carla and her twin Melissa both split their time between the UK and the mansion in California
In 2010 former resident Izabella St James confirmed that the life of a Playboy bunny was far from glamorous in her tell-all autobiography Bunny Tales.
Izabella's portrait of Hefner and his home is unflattering.
A law graduate, the Playboy magnate met the law graduate, who was 26 at the time, in a Hollywood nightclub in 2002. He soon invited her to move in with him and seven other official 'girlfriends'.
For Izabella, the Playboy Mansion was far from the glamorous manse she had imagined. 'Each bedroom had mismatched, random pieces of furniture,' she recalled in her book. 'It was as if someone had gone to a charity shop and bought the basics for each room.
Party girls attend a bash for a poker tournament at the Playboy Mansion in 2007
'Although we all did our best to decorate our rooms and make them homely, the mattresses on our beds were disgusting — old, worn and stained. The sheets were past their best, too.'
Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend and number one girlfriend Holly Madison, who starred in the Girls Next Door, has claimed that living at the pensioner's every beck and call took a toll on her mental state.
'I have never had a more disconnected experience,' said Holly, 35, in her memoir Down The Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures And Cautionary Tales From A Former Playboy Bunny.
'There was zero intimacy involved. No kissing, nothing. It was so brief that I can't even recall what it felt like beyond having a heavy body on top of mine.
'Needless to say, for me, sex was never the highlight of the relationship.'
Hugh's ex-girlfriend Holly Madison (left), pictured with her boss and partner, along with fellow model, Sheila Levell, in 2003, has also claimed that life in the Playboy Mansion was restrictive and left her feeling trapped
In her tell all book Down the Rabbit Hole The blonde, Holly Madison, pictured outside the Playboy Mansion in 2005, reveals how her experience of the house was not what it seemed
Holly, who dated Hugh from 2001 to 2008, revealed that as time went on, she became more depressed.
Despite appearing delighted with her lot in the E! reality Show Girls Next Door with fellow models Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt but she claims that behind the scenes she was falling apart.
'There were days I woke up and just felt like falling to the floor because I felt so depressed,' she wrote.
Eventually Holly left the mansion and started a relationship with magician Cris Angel before marrying Electric Daisy Carnival organiser Pasquale Rotella, 41, the father of her two-year-old daughter Rainbow.
Hugh Hefner responded to Holly's accusations claiming she was simply looking for a way to boost her fame.
In a statement to People magazine he said: 'Over the course of my life I've had more than my fair share of romantic relationships with wonderful women.
'Many moved on to live happy, healthy and productive lives and I'm pleased to say remain dear friends today. Sadly, there are a few who have chosen to rewrite history in an attempt to stay in the spotlight. I guess, as the old saying goes: You can't win 'em all.'