“It was her first home and her last home.” – Realtor.com
This hacienda-style home was originally purchased solely by Monroe in the early 1960s where she resided until her untimely death in 1962. The home was purchased soon after her 3rd divorce, this time from husband, playwright Arthur Miller. The famous property was originally purchased for $75,000 (according to a 1962 original LA Times Article, but is disputed) and is now on the market for $6.9 million.
According to Realtor, the home far exceeds the local average at $2,630 per square foot vs. the average $975 for the upscale Brentwood neighborhood. The property stands at 2,624 square feet and houses 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. However, considering it’s history, it’s no wonder that the price is so steep. Although built in 1929, the home has changed very minimally in its roughly 88 years.
The residence features ornate design details such as terra cotta flooring, thick white stucco walls, Gothic arched doorways and exposed vaulted wood ceilings. The home also features a kidney shaped pool. To compliment these original architectural touches, it seems that Monroe was very committed to making the home uniquely her own. She allegedly travelled to Mexico to purchased tapestries, art, furniture and decor to add authenticity to the style of her home. Her personal touch extends to an herb garden she planted herself on the property.
Unfortunately, after only a short time in her new home, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her bedroom of this home on August 5, 1962 at the shockingly young age of 36. It is said that the iconic bombshell died from an overdose of sleeping pills and was found lying face down and nude, holding onto a telephone. To read more about the home’s history post Marilyn Monroe’s death, read our sources below.
Lisa Optican of Mercer Vine is representing the property.