Press Trust of India Wednesday, July 14, 2010 (New York)
The house in Los Angeles where Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe died of a sleeping-pill overdose in 1962 is on sale for US$ 3.6 million.
The house with four-bedrooms and three-bathrooms features thick walls, casement windows, polished concrete and terra cotta tile floors, original wood beamed ceilings and period hardware and tiles, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The listing on a realty website was first reported by Curbed LA, a website that tracks commercial and residential real estate news.
“The crown jewel and largest property of all the Helenas (one of Brentwood’s most romantic and coveted locations) affording lovely vistas and great privacy & seclusion yet in close proximity to San Vicente shops & restaurants and the Sunday Farmers Market,” the website read.
The legendary actress died at the age of 36 on August 6, 1962 due to overdose of sleeping pills. A psychiatrist broke into her bedroom to find her lying dead on her bed with a telephone receiver in her hand.
At the time, the LA Times reported that Monroe had only recently bought the US$ 75,000 house and that it was partially furnished.