Marilyn Monroe’s former hideaway mansion is now on sale in a historic LA area
A stunning nine-bedroom mansion that was a hideaway for Marilyn Monroe is now on sale. The historic Owlwood Estate, which boasts 10 acres of land in an exclusive Los Angeles neighbourhood, has been inhabited by some of the world’s biggest names. Jay-Z recently hosted a Grammy’s brunch there attended by Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Nick Jonas and more, Now it’s on sale for a cool $115 million (£92.1m). While most of us can’t afford that, we can gaze at the pictures of the property and dream of roaming hallways walked by the greats.
The Italian Renaissance-style property was constructed by architect Robert D. Farquhar in the 30s. Since then, it’s been frequented by many a star, most notably Marilyn Monroe, who is rumoured to have used it with Joseph Schenck, the founder of 20th Century Fox. In the 70s Sonny and Cher took over it while filming their comedy show. But even when they broke up they were able to reside in separate wings of the home before eventually moving out. Yep, it’s that big, 12,201 square feet to be precise.
The mansion is in need of a new owner. Anyone would be pretty lucky to be able to afford the massive home that comes with ten bathrooms, a guest house and staff quarters.
It’s located in the biggest and most grand residence in the Holmby Hills county. As expected, it comes with fancy trimmings: regal marble fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, hand-carved mantles and 24-karat gold fixtures and fittings. To get around all that space, there is a grand spiral staircase. If you can’t be bothered to climb, a lift connects all three floors and also goes to the basement. Not only is there an outdoor pool, but there’s also a gorgeous pool house to go with it. The pool was built by Olympic swimmer and actress Esther Williams.
It’s currently listed at $115 million and is represented by Tyrone McKillen, Sally Forster Jones and Tomer Fridman of Compass, and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland.
Here are more images of the breathtaking property:
Written By Faima Bakar