The Miami Shores home of the late, great Bunny Yeager, a famous pin-up girl and even more famous pin-up photographer who launched the career of Bettie Page and in the early days of Playboy was one of Hugh Hefner's go-to photographers (she would shoot eight centerfolds for Playboy, along with covers and pictorial spreads), has been sold by her trust for $540,000. Ms. Yeager was known for her pioneering role for women in photography, as well as for discovering and shooting Page, "who lived in an old house by the Miami River", according to the Miami Herald. Yeager died last year.
The buyer, represented by broker Jon Corso, is an interior designer named Josh Wollowick. Located at 1255 NE 99th Street, the house is certainly in need of an extensive renovation, hopefully preserving as much of its original midcentury character as possible, but the swinging pad that it must have been while Yeager lived there still shines through. The 2,300 square foot three-bedroom house has lots of original and/or fabulous details. Just check out those mirrored walls and that pink carpeting!
· 1255 NE 99th Street [realtor.com]
· Iconic Pin-Up Photographer and Model Bunny Yeager Dies at 85 [Herald]