Looking for a chic, new home in the California suburbs to settle in? If you have a budget of more than $6 million, you can move in in the exact house the iconic Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe bought during the 1960s.
That's right. Monroe's home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, is currently in the real estate market for an exact price of $6,900,000. It's a one-storey, Spanish hacienda-style home in the star-studded Helena district, and for a brief while, the home of the international sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe.
Monroe was only able to live in her house for a few months before she was found dead in her bedroom by her psychologist. In August 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found naked lying face down in her bed while clutching a telephone headset, according to Variety. She apparently died of an overdose of sleeping pills.
The property was first built in 1929 and passed hands of ownership after Monroe. When she initially bought the house, it originally has a red tile roof and adobe walls, according to The Spruce. Other minor renovations have been set up by past owners, and what was once a two-bedroom house turned into four.
A freeform swimming pool is also included in the house, although reports say that Monroe never swam in it. She bought the house for $77,500 back in February 1962, following her split with then-husband playwright Arthur Miller.
An outside brick patio accompanies the swimming pool in Monroe's yard, and her garden is beautifully landscaped. Families will surely enjoy spending a lazy Sunday in the yard of Monroe's former home while swimming in the pool and cooking barbecue in the patio.
Although an international movie star, Marilyn Monroe's life is something of a mystery to most people. She has long been linked with former President Kennedy, and one past owner in the house even reported that a government-grade spying device was found in the walls of the house during some renovations.
Nevertheless, Marilyn Monroe is a legend and her house is a symbol of her fun and quirky character. House hunters wanting to check the property can contact the local authorities managing the property.