Home where Marilyn Monroe died for sale
The only home the actress ever owned, which also is where she died, is on the market.
For a short six months, Marilyn Monroe lived in this Spanish-style home in Brentwood, Calif. She dedicated much of that time to decorating the home before she died there in 1962. The home, which Luxist says might be the “most special Marilyn collectible,” is on the market for $3.59 million.
Built in 1929, the home has been renovated numerous times since it was the three-bedroom, two-bath house that Monroe purchased for $90,000, according to The Real Estalker. But it still retains many of its original details, including terra cotta tile floors, wood beamed ceilings and even its original kidney-shaped swimming pool.
Now, the 2,624-square-foot home has four bedrooms and three baths, an office, a formal living room, a family room and an open kitchen, as well as a poolside game room and a separate child’s playhouse. The half-acre lot also boasts a private courtyard with a garden and tree-filled grounds including a citrus grove.
And if you want to keep Monroe all to yourself, the property also comes with a high wall to keep all of the other fans out of your business.
Curbed L.A. even quotes a fan website’s warning about not disturbing the current owners: “Be aware that the current owners of the house do NOT appreciate Marilyn fans disturbing their privacy. There is a high wall, and they have a tarp covering the gate so that you can’t usually see much from the street except for the roof and some trees.”
And considering that the listing from real-estate agent David Offer doesn’t mention a thing about Monroe once owning the home, fans likely won’t be able to get through the door without proving that they’re also seriously considering buying the home.