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Inside Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood Home, Now On The Market For $6.9 Million

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Fans of Old Hollywood and Marilyn Monroe (and 20th century Hacienda-style architecture), take note: the actress's Brentwood home, where she spent the final months of her life, is up for sale. While Monroe paid between $67,000 and $90,000 in early 1962 for the Spanish Hacienda-style home, you’ll have to fork over $6.9 million.

The home plays a morbid role in Monroe's short life—this was where she was found dead by her psychiatrist Ralph Greenson. It is believed the 36-year-old starlet had overdosed on sleeping pills.

The 2,624 square foot, single-story house was last renovated in 2010, according to Mercer Vine's website. The property sits on a 23,200 square foot parcel, making it the largest plot in the Helenas.

“Anybody who likes my house, I’m sure I’ll get along with,” Monroe once said of her home. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool and guest house, a den with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, a curved corner fireplace, and a courtyard garden.

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“I don’t want everybody to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like,” Monroe told a reporter from LIFE magazine during a 1962 interview at her home, notes Vanity Fair. As for her guest house in back, she added it was reserved for “any friends of mine who are in some kind of trouble, you know, and maybe they’ll want to live here where they won’t be bothered till things are O.K. for them.”

According to Variety, the house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac on 5th Helena Drive in Brentwood’s prestigious Helenas neighborhood (neighbors include Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts).

Here's a look at the house in the 1960s:

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