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Everything related to Marilyn Monroe seems to sell at a premium whether it's her clothing, images of her or even her chest x-rays which sold recently for $45,000. But the most special Marilyn collectible might be her home in Brentwood, California. The four-bedroom property is a Spanish-style home built in 1929 on a little over a half an acre of property that includes a pool and a separate play house. The Daily Mail reports that Monroe bought the home in 1962 and lived in the home for just six months until her death on August 5, 1962.
Inside the home is as charming as its former owner. Listing pictures reveal beamed ceilings, tiled floors and pointed arches. The home has a very peaceful feel with French doors that open to private courtyard. An open kitchen, family room with a tiled fireplace and a game room up the appeal. The home is listed at $3.595 million with David Offer of Prudential California Realty, less than the$4.6 million price achieved fetched last year for a Marilyn-adjacent burial on eBay last year.
Curbed LA did some digging and found that Monroe may have paid around $90,000 for the house when she bought it (with a 15-year mortgage that had payments of $320 a month). The home last sold back in 1994 for $995,000. The home does still attract Marilyn fans eager for a peek of the home but a high wall protects it from lookie-loos.
Gallery: Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood home