Marilyn Monroe: ingenue, candle in the wind, actress, icon.
Such descriptions are commonly made in reference for Ms Monroe, who died at the age of 36 on 5 August 1962. Home owner and mortgagee are perhaps less common terms
Now, almost 50 years after the death of Norma Jeane Baker, the one and only home that she ever owned is for sale.
A traditional Spanish-style colonial house located on a secluded cul-de-sac in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood, it was built in 1929 and was where the actress was found dead after overdosing on pills.
The living area is only 2600 square feet, although the lot is a far-better proportioned 23200 square foot, and includes a small pool and citrus groves.
Monroe paid just $90,000 USD for the house, and her monthly mortgage repayments were a tiny $320 USD per month. Even now, the house price seems exceptionally reasonable for both the location and its legend: $3.595 million USD.
Speaking of legends, a plaque by the front door states “Cursum Perficio,” Latin for “My Journey Ends Here.”
Incidentally, OJ Simpson was also an owner of the property. Hopefully the new owner will have a rather more pleasurable life.