CELEBRITY REAL ESTATE
Brentwood house where Marilyn Monroe died on the market for $3.6 million
By Martha Groves
Los Angeles Times
The Spanish colonial revival house in Brentwood where Marilyn Monroe died of a sleeping-pill overdose in 1962 is for sale for $3.6 million, according to a realty website.
The rambling four-bedroom, three-bathroom house on 5th Helena Drive features thick walls, casement windows, polished concrete and terra cotta tile floors, original wood beamed ceilings and period hardware and tiles.
Built in 1929, the “hacienda” and pool sit on 23,000 square feet of tree-filled grounds, according to the website of David Offer, with Prudential California Realty.
The listing was first reported by Curbed LA, a website that tracks commercial and residential real estate news.
The house stands behind tall gates at the end of a cul de sac. Offer’s website describes it as: “The crown jewel and largest property of all the Helenas (one of Brentwood’s most romantic and coveted locations) affording lovely vistas and great privacy & seclusion yet in close proximity to San Vicente shops & restaurants and the Sunday Farmer’s Market.”
“Marilyn Monroe Found Dead. Sleeping Pill Overdose Blamed.” So read the Los Angeles Times headline on Aug. 6, 1962, the morning after the 36-year-old actress was found by a worried psychiatrist who broke into her bedroom to find her lifeless on her bed, clutching a telephone receiver.
Wrapped in a pale blue blanket, her body was strapped to a stretcher and carried to a station wagon that transported it to the Westwood Village Mortuary.
The Times reported that Monroe had only recently bought the $75,000 house and that it was partially furnished.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times