Marilyn Monroe’s Last Home is For Sale in Los Angeles

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The last place Marilyn Monroe ever called home is on the market for $6.9 million.

Monroe bought the charming, one-story hacienda in Brentwood, Los Angeles in early 1962. It was the first home she had ever owned alone, and for the actress, the Spanish-style house reportedly offered a tranquil escape from the pressures of fame.

“When you walk the house and grounds, you’re immediately struck by its serenity and warmth,” listing agent Lisa Optican said in a statement. “It’s an absolute oasis in the heart of one of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles.”

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How nice would it be to come home to this?

Tragically, just a few months after Monroe purchased the house, she was found dead in one of its bedrooms from an apparent drug overdose.

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Monroe planted an herb garden on the home’s extensive grounds.

Whoever buys the home now will gain access to an incredible, if bittersweet, piece of Hollywood history.

The cozy, four-bedroom house retains many of the features that Monroe loved about the house, including beamed ceilings, terra cotta floors, an outdoor pool and a citrus orchard.

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Imagine cooking a meal in this warm, inviting kitchen.

The 23,200 square-foot property also has a guest house, which Monroe had been renovating just before her death in August 1962.

Trees lend shade and privacy to the stunning outdoor pool area.

Monroe saw her home as a beautiful refuge, and she was eager for others to appreciate it, too.

“Anybody who likes my house, I’m sure I’ll get along with,” she told Life Magazine a few weeks before she passed away.

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