When they said “Some Like It Hot,” they must have meant this listing.
The historic four-bedroom, three-bath property that was screen legend Marilyn Monroe’s final home just hit the market for $6.9 million. The Los Angeles, CA, home for sale is an almost-untouched example of Hollywood’s golden age.
Built in 1929, the Spanish-style hacienda is tucked behind tall gates at the end of a cul-de-sac in one of the most highly coveted neighborhoods of Brentwood. (Stars including Reese Witherspoon, Heidi Klum, Harrison Ford, and Bea Arthur have called the luxe area home.) Located on a half-acre lot, the peaceful and private estate, which measures 2,624 square feet, boasts beamed ceilings, terra-cotta tile floors, and casement windows. Outside, a spacious, grassy yard is complemented by a citrus grove and swimming pool, as well as a patio area ideal for entertaining.
Marilyn bought the home four months before she died here in 1962, and speculation about the property has continued ever since. For example, during a renovation in the 1970s, a highly sophisticated eavesdropping system was reportedly discovered inside the walls of the estate. And here’s another fun fact: Marilyn reportedly purchased the home for just $90,000 back in 1962. If only prices were like that now!
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