Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood Home For Sale at $3.6 Million

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Real Estate Agent with Windermere Real Estate - Palm Springs CalBRE# 01339266

Via The LA Times I discovered that the Brentwood home where Marilyn Monroe passed away has been listed For Sale at $3.6 Million.

The property last sold for $925,000 in 1996 and had previously changed hands in 1986 for $850,000.

The home at 12305 5th Helena Drive in Brentwood, CA 90049 is the only home the actress ever owned. She lived in the house for 6 months before her death.

According to The MLS "the home is an authentic 1929 Hacienda situated behind tall gates at the end of a quiet cul de sac. The 2600 sq ft home has 4 Beds and 3 Baths and features traditional casement windows, polished concrete & terra cotta tile floors & original wood beamed ceilings".

Monroe had purchased the home in 1962 for $90,000, and had been set to make mortgage payments at $320 a month. (Property Taxes on the current List Price would be approximately $3750 per month).

The property is listed by David Offer of Prudential California Realty, with photos by Lee Manning.

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Stewart,

Monroe had purchased the home in 1962 for $90,000, and had been set to make mortgage payments at $320 a month. (Property Taxes on the current List Price would be approximately $3750 per month

My God, how things have changed.

Jul 16, 2010 12:28 AM #31
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A beautiful home.  How times change.  The taxes would be 10 times her monthly mortgage payments.

Jul 16, 2010 01:30 AM #32
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Cheryl Ritchie
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It is very soothing. You want to be there when you see the photos. Neat home!

Jul 16, 2010 08:41 AM #33
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Christa Ross
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What a beautiful home.

Jul 16, 2010 08:46 AM #34
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Michael Setunsky
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Stewart, it looks like a fantastic home. Is the price right or does it reflect the fact that Marlyn Monroe once owned it?

Jul 16, 2010 09:46 AM #35
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Great photos.  Such a beautiful home.

Jul 16, 2010 10:18 AM #36
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Tamara Inzunza
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I wonder if they do open houses on that listing???  And I agree with the other comment, advertise it as where she lived.

Jul 16, 2010 11:05 AM #37
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Stewart, I want to live there!  The photos are just amazing and make the place look like an amazing bargain.  Wow!

Jul 16, 2010 11:20 AM #38
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Evelyn Zebro
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Yes, this is BRENTWOOD, but not that Brentwood Corinne.  By the way, here in Asheville North Carolina, Andie MacDowell's house is on the market.  One of the handful of known celebrities here.  'Tis the season...

Jul 16, 2010 11:52 AM #39
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Hi Stewart, I saw this blurb in the new. Great pool and beautiful well lighted kitchen.

Jul 16, 2010 12:18 PM #40
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Aaron Seekford
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Nice photos and blog, Stewart. Whether Marilyn called it home or not, it is a beautiful house.

Jul 16, 2010 12:38 PM #41
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Is that the going rate for homes that size in the area?  Or is the price driven by the "star factor"?

Jul 16, 2010 01:08 PM #42
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It doesn't sound like much of a home for someone with her income, butit is a lovely home

Jul 16, 2010 01:39 PM #43
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Kelly Turbeville
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This is a perfect example of the fascination of Real Estate.  Is it the celebrity factor, the glimpse it gives us, or when we look at we think, now that is a beauty, I want to live there?

Maybe a little of it all!

Lovely

PS, didn't Anna Nicole Smith live there!

Jul 16, 2010 02:22 PM #44
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Paige Walker
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Beautiful pictures. I love the home and the history

Jul 16, 2010 05:45 PM #45
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Stewart- I love this home, and loved Marilyn Monroe.  It looks as if the subsequent owners have done a beautiful job of keeping it up.  I could just live by the pool.

Jul 16, 2010 10:22 PM #46
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Sharon Alters
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Stewart, you are our connection to celebrity homes for sale :) I just read an article in Vanity Fair a couple of days ago about Marilyn's papers and belongings that were in this home and what happened to some of them.  How great to see photos of the actual house!

Jul 18, 2010 11:22 PM #47
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Oh, if those walls could talk! :-)   Great post!

Jul 21, 2010 03:06 PM #48
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Sharon Paxson
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Hi Stewart - very cool and I like the pool also. Great post here and congrats on the feature!

Jul 21, 2010 04:13 PM #49
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Hi Stewart,  I got to have that kitchen, it goes with my 28 ft ceiling here...  LOVE IT!!!  ;>)))

Jul 21, 2010 10:43 PM #50
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