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

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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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Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


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 15, 2010 05:28 PM #31
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

A beautiful home.  How times change.  The taxes would be 10 times her monthly mortgage payments.

Jul 15, 2010 06:30 PM #32
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

It is very soothing. You want to be there when you see the photos. Neat home!

Jul 16, 2010 01:41 AM #33
Christa Ross
RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist - Pittsburgh, PA
Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes

What a beautiful home.

Jul 16, 2010 01:46 AM #34
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

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 02:46 AM #35
Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
Mortgage Loan Originator

Great photos.  Such a beautiful home.

Jul 16, 2010 03:18 AM #36
Tamara Inzunza
RE/MAX Executives - Alexandria, VA
Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living

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 04:05 AM #37
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Stewart, I want to live there!  The photos are just amazing and make the place look like an amazing bargain.  Wow!

Jul 16, 2010 04:20 AM #38
Evelyn Zebro
Beverly-Hanks & Associates - Asheville, NC
Asheville NC Real Estate Broker

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 04:52 AM #39
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Hi Stewart, I saw this blurb in the new. Great pool and beautiful well lighted kitchen.

Jul 16, 2010 05:18 AM #40
Aaron Seekford
Arlington Realty, Inc. - Arlington, VA
Ranked Top 1% Nationwide 703-836-6116

Nice photos and blog, Stewart. Whether Marilyn called it home or not, it is a beautiful house.

Jul 16, 2010 05:38 AM #41
Bryan Robertson
Intero Real Estate - Los Altos, CA
Broker, Author, Speaker

Is that the going rate for homes that size in the area?  Or is the price driven by the "star factor"?

Jul 16, 2010 06:08 AM #42
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

It doesn't sound like much of a home for someone with her income, butit is a lovely home

Jul 16, 2010 06:39 AM #43
Kelly Turbeville
Keller Williams - Lake Forest, CA
Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality

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!


PS, didn't Anna Nicole Smith live there!

Jul 16, 2010 07:22 AM #44
Paige Walker
Paige Walker - Pineville, LA
Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA

Beautiful pictures. I love the home and the history

Jul 16, 2010 10:45 AM #45
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

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 03:22 PM #46
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

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 04:22 PM #47
Kat DeLong
Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (

Oh, if those walls could talk! :-)   Great post!

Jul 21, 2010 08:06 AM #48
Sharon Paxson
Arbor Real Estate - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate

Hi Stewart - very cool and I like the pool also. Great post here and congrats on the feature!

Jul 21, 2010 09:13 AM #49
Ann-Marie Clements
Dubai International School, UAE - Saint John, NB
M.S. Ed., Innovative Proactive Principal

Hi Stewart,  I got to have that kitchen, it goes with my 28 ft ceiling here...  LOVE IT!!!  ;>)))

Jul 21, 2010 03:43 PM #50
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