Bombshell Marilyn Monroe lived-and died-in this gorgeous Brentwood, California Spanish-style house, and now it could be all yours, for a cool $3.6 million.
As Curbed LA reports, the starlet bought the secluded four bedroom, three bath home-her first and last time as a homeowner-tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sec in March of 1962, just a few months before she passed away there. She paid $90,000 for it, and took out a fifteen year mortgage making monthly payments of $320. In the book, Hollywood: The Movie Lover's Guide: The Ultimate Insider Tour to Movie L.A., it says Marilyn was encouraged by her psychiatrist to put down roots, and that "she had found the house and bought it-all by herself. She had liked the house and took a trip to Mexico to look for furnishings and fabrics. She especially liked the garden, where she often played with her poodle, Maf."
It's a shame she didn't have more time to enjoy the place. At 2,624 square feet, the built-in-1929 hacienda is relatively small (for Hollywood standards), though it's packed with charm and still features many original details like wood-beamed ceilings and terra cotta floors. Though it's undoubtedly a stunning property, with a kidney-shaped pool and citrus grove on site, it's not the kind of lavish, high-glamour place one might expect for a star of her caliber. Which, I think, is precisely why it's so fun to imagine the 'real' Norma Jean kicking back there.