Marilyn Monroe's Former Home Up For Grabs For $6.9 Million

Marilyn Monroe's Former Home Up For Grabs For $6.9 Million

Marilyn Monroe's Former Home Up For Grabs For $6.9 Million
The one-storey property was built in 1929 and was purchased by Monroe in 1962. (Wikimedia)

If you are one of the staunch admirers of former Hollywood actor Marilyn Monroe, here is your chance to own a place where the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes star once lived, and died. All you need is $6.9 million to make her former house in Los Angeles, California, your own.

Want to know more about the property? Here you go!

  • Spread over 2,624 square foot, the one-storey property in Brentwood, Los Angeles, would offer you four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a swimming pool and a car garage.  As far as the internal facilities of the home are concerned, a buyer will not have to worry about a dishwasher, a freezer, a refrigerator or built-in cooking appliances.
  • According to the property listing by real estate advisor Lisa Optican, this 1929-home, "situated behind tall gates at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in one of the most-coveted locations in Brentwood", offers privacy, tranquility and close proximity to San Vicente restaurants and shops. She lists beautiful architectural details such as beamed ceilings, terracotta tile floors, casement windows as well as an expansive grassy yard, pool and citrus orchard as other features of the property. "A truly remarkable property that is steeped in Hollywood glamour," the listing reads.
  • After taking a divorce from her third husband Arthur Miller, Monroe, who starred in popular hits such as Bus Stop, The Seven Year Itch and Some Like it Hot, bought the property in 1962. However, the Hollywood sensation died soon after, following a reported drug overdose. The actor was 36 at that time. "A place for any friends of mine who are in some kind of trouble, and maybe they'll want to live here where they won't be bothered till things are OK for them," Monroe said about the property in an interview.
  • The property has seen transfer of ownership many times since. However, Optican is of the view that the palatial property still offers the same "vibe" it did when Monroe lived here.

"There have been owners in the past who have made changes to the property but the overall feeling and aesthetic and vibe of what attracted Marilyn to it is still there and you can feel it. The same courtyard, entry, and backyard with the pool and the expansive grassy yard and garden are all there... You feel it and get why she (Monroe) was attracted to it - she wanted a home rather than just a big house in Beverly Hills," Optican was quoted by media as saying.

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