Have you ever wanted to live like a famous Hollywood starlet? Well, now you can—if you have $6.9 million, that is.
Marilyn Monroe's iconic Los Angeles home is now on the market. The hacienda-style residence, which is famously the only one the actress ever purchased, was originally bought by Monroe in 1962. Sadly, she passed away from a presumed drug overdose at the age of 36, just months after moving into the spectacular setting.
The house, which was recently listed on the luxury real estate site Mercer Vine, is a four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,624-square-foot property. The space has been updated over the years but still maintains its classic charm so loved by Monroe: white stucco walls, arched doorways, colorful tile, a red roof, and a welcoming swimming pool. Plus, there is no shortage of foliage. Upon entering the estate, you'll be greeted by a canopy of trees, as well as a terraced garden and quaint citrus grove out back.
Clearly, the house meant a lot to the blonde bombshell. When she first moved into the property, Monroe reportedly told Life magazine, "Anybody who likes my house, I am sure I will get along with."
Monroe wasn't the only celebrity to have lived in the picturesque residence, however. In the early 1970s, it was bought by then married actors Michael Irving and Veronica Hamel, who, during a remodel, found a sophisticated telephone and computer tapping device inside every room. Amidst Monroe's troubling behind-the-scenes life, the device adds much fuel to the fire for her alleged affair with president John F. Kennedy.
Today, the famous neighborhood in which the house is located is popular among many other Hollywood stars. Current homeowners in the area include James Belushi, Ewan McGregor, and Naomi Watts. With its peaceful setting and abundance of foliage, we aren’t surprised that it’s a go-to among the elites of Tinseltown!