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Marilyn Monroe's House In California Just Hit The Market For £5.4 million

ELLE UK logo ELLE UK 24/04/2017 Neesha Arter

Marilyn Monroe's House In California Just Hit The Market For £5.4 million

Marilyn Monroe's House In California Just Hit The Market For £5.4 million
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If you've always dreamed of living like an Old Hollywood starlet, look no further than 12305 5th Helena Drive, the former Brentwood, California home of silver screen siren Marilyn Monroe.

The 2,624-square-foot hacienda style home, which is now for sale for $6.9 million, was built in 1929, and contains four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool, guest house and spacious yard.

A few weeks before her death in 1962, Monroe invited "Life" magazine into the home for an interview about fame. The journalist wrote, "It was a small, three-bedroom house built in Mexican style, the first home entirely her own she had ever had. She exulted in it.

On a special trip to Mexico she had carefully searched in roadside stands and shops and even factories to find just the right things to put in it. The large items had not arrived - nor was she ever to see them installed.

As she led me through the rooms, bare and makeshift as though someone lived there only temporarily, she described with loving excitement each couch and table and dresser, where it would go and what was special about it."

Monroe even went on to say in the interview, "Anybody who likes my house, I'm sure I'll get along with."

Located at the end of a cul-de-sac behind, the home has a romantic, serene feel, with rare privacy in the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. In contrast, the home is shrouded in the tragedy that unfolded there when Monroe's body was found after her drug overdose at the age of 36, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Since then, various owners have made adjustments to the property (including adding the fourth bedroom) but undoubtedly loved it as much as Monroe did. 

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