The Los Angeles property where the “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” star lived for just a few months, remains largely the same
Marilyn Monroe’s last home is now on the block.
The late pop culture icon’s residence in Los Angeles has been listed for sale for $6.9 million. The 36-year-old Monroe died in the 2,624 square foot property, mere months after purchasing it for a reported $80,000. Per Mansion Global, Monroe wanted to decorate her new digs—the only house she ever bought—with Mexican furniture and took a trip south of the border to scoop up furnishings. She died of a drug overdose before all the items had been delivered.
The four bed and three bath red tile roof house was designed for optimal privacy. It’s located on the end of a cul-de-sac in the western L.A. neighborhood of Brentwood, and is naturally surrounded by thick stucco walls and leafy citrus trees. It’s outfitted with a kidney-shaped pool, high exposed wood ceilings, a blue-tiled fireplace and terracotta flooring. There is also a cabana on the property.
Monroe’s residence has switched hands over the 54 years since the “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” actress passed, but no major changes have been made over the years. (Most of Monroe’s furniture was sold shortly after her death.) The current owners paid $5.1 million for it in 2012, according to property records cited by Variety magazine.
“When you walk the house and grounds, you’re immediately struck by its serenity and warmth,” Mercer Vine agent Lisa Optican, who holds the listing, told Moneyish sister site Mansion Global. “It’s an absolute oasis in the heart of one of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles…That’s really what I think attracted to her to the property and that still exists today.”
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