Marilyn Monroe was rumored to once have said, "Anybody who likes my house, I’m sure I’ll get along with." Well, another rumor has it that her ghost is still haunting the 2,624-square-foot, Spanish-style Brentwood home in question — so you might have to get along with her, since she comes with the territory.
The romantic, intimate little bungalow, which sits on a 23,000-square-foot lot at the end of a cul-de-sac, has been through many a renovation since Monroe's tragic death at age 36. Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, bought the house in 1962 and only lived there for four months before passing away of an alleged drug overdose. But for the short time she was there, reports Variety, she loved the property and "threw herself into making a home for herself. She planted an herb garden and in early 1962 traveled to Mexico to purchase authentic furniture, art, and tapestries for her new home." It was the only home she ever owned.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home, built in 1929, is listed with Mercer Vine for $6.9 million and has a formal living room with a wood-burning fireplace, as well as a spacious courtyard garden with citrus trees. It retains many of its original charming details, like beamed ceilings, casement windows, and terra cotta tile floors.