The Brentwood home where iconic actress Marilyn Monroe died has sold above its asking price for $3.85 million. Listed in July at $3,595,000, it was in escrow within two weeks.
For the record: This version corrects the year that the film “Some Like It Hot” was released.
Described as “sprawling and authentic,” the 1929 hacienda sits behind gates on more than half an acre with a kidney-shaped swimming pool, citrus trees and an expansive lawn. There are thick walls, beamed ceilings, period hardware and tile, traditional casement windows and terracotta tile floors.
The one-story house has a formal living room, a family room, an office, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,624 square feet of living space.
Times reports from the time of Monroe’s death described the house as a rambling Spanish-style home that she had recently purchased for $75,000 and only partially furnished.
The singer, actress and model, who died in 1962 at age 36, was a box-office smash in many leading-lady roles, including in “Some Like It Hot” (1959) and “Gentleman Prefer Blondes” (1953).
Public records show the seller had purchased the house in 1996 for $925,000.
David Offer of Prudential California, Brentwood, had the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service, while Elisabeth Halsted of the same office represented the buyer.