Marilyn Monroe was—and is—one of the great mysterious beauties of our time. She died tragically at the age of 36 from an overdose that was ruled a probable suicide, leaving behind an incredible legacy for such a short life.
And now, the Los Angeles mansion where she used to live is for sale.
Monroe was found dead in the California home in 1962, and now it’s on the market for $6.9 million. All things considered, that seems like a pretty low price. I mean, hello, Marilyn Monroe lived here.
The home is in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles and is described as an “authentic 1929 Hacienda” by Mercer Vine, the real estate agency that listed the home.
“When you walk the house and grounds, you’re immediately struck by its serenity and warmth,” the home’s listing agent, Lisa Optican, said in a statement. “It’s an absolute oasis in the heart of one of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles.”
The home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and is honestly gorgeous. It has beamed ceilings, terracotta tile floors and a massive yard, pool and citrus orchard.
Mercer Vine calls it “a truly remarkable property that is steeped in Hollywood glamour,” and we’d have to agree.
It was in one of those four bedrooms that the inimitable Marilyn Monroe was found lying face-down in her bed, clutching a telephone, reported the Los Angeles Times. According to the newspaper, Monroe bought the house shortly before her death for a stunning $75,000. Home prices just aren’t what they used to be, are they?
Monroe even gave an interview in 1962 to Life Magazine from inside the home.
“Anybody who likes my house, I’m sure I’ll get along with,” Monroe told Richard Meryman, then an associate editor at Life.
And we can agree: just look at those gorgeous photos! Let us know if you’re in the market to buy, and we’ll bring the party to you.