Marilyn Monroe’s old house in Brentwood just sold for 7% over list price.

“Urged by her psychiatrist to ‘put down roots,’ she had found the house and bought it—all by herself. She had liked the house and took a trip to Mexico to look for furnishings and fabrics. She especially liked the garden, where she often played with her poodle, Maf.”   According to the Marilyn Monroe Memories web site, “This was the first property that Marilyn Monroe ever owned. She took out a mortgage which started on 1st March 1962, was for 15 years, and Marilyn made monthly payments of $320. The house was situated at the end of a small cul-de-sac, and was very private, away from the busy roads.”

12305 5TH HELENA Dr Los Angeles, CA

Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,624
$/Sq. Ft.: $1,467
Lot Size: 0.53 Acres
Year Built 1929
Style: Hacienda
Community: Brentwood

MLS remarks: Sprawling & very special authentic 1929 Hacienda situated behind tall gates at the end of a quiet cul de sac on over 23K sq ft (per assessor) of tree-filled grounds. The crown jewel & largest property of all the Helenas (one of Brentwood’s most romantic & coveted locations) affording lovely vistas & grt privacy & seclusion yet in close proximity to San Vicente shops & restaurants & the Sunday Farmer~s Market. Thick walls, traditional casement windows, polished concrete & terra cotta tile floors, original wood beamed ceilings & period hardware & tiles create a warm, inviting & unique environment. French doors open to private courtyard, expansive grassy yard, pool, citrus grove & beautiful setting. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths + formal living room, family room, office, pool-side game room & separate children~s play house. Sun-filled cook~s kitchen opens to spacious courtyard garden. Wonderful charm & great architecture inside & out. Magical property in the finest Brentwood neighborhood.

Some of the sales history:

1962: $90,000

1994: $995,000

1996: $925,009

2010: $3,850,000  (LP = $3,595,000)

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