West Hollywood Compound With Celebrity Pedigree
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Some homes are celebrity magnets, attracting one notable resident after another. Thereâ€™s this Spanish-style villa, owned over the years by actress Betty Grable, Oscar winner Diane Keaton and music superstar Madonna; this midcentury modern pad,
purchased by late actor Heath Ledger from talk show host Ellen
DeGeneres; and todayâ€™s cool house, a gated triplex whose former tenants
include Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.
Singer Frank Sinatra, actress Marilyn Monroe
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The two stars both called the compound home in 1961, though they
rented separate units. Monroe lived in hers, while Sinatra used his as a
getaway, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The largest of the three units offers two bedrooms, five fireplaces
and an impressive 100-foot-long living room with floor-to-ceiling glass
doors. The second unit, a studio above the garage, comes with a
fireplace, a kitchenette, a large library/bedroom and a spacious
terrace. Last but not least, the third unit features a bedroom, a
bathroom, a kitchen and a small office built around an atrium. All three
units share access to â€œZen-like courtyardsâ€ and an â€œairy patio,â€
according to the listing.
In the 1980s, the home was owned and remodeled by Turkish-born
designer Kalef Alaton, known for his lavish, eclectic style. Decades
later, we can still see Alatonâ€™s influence in this West Hollywood
residence, and weâ€™re totally intrigued by the mix of bold patterns, rich
textiles and antique furniture found throughout the home. What do you
think of this star-studded compound? Tell us in the comments below.