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Marilyn Monroe’s closing dwelling faces demolition; Star died there in 1962

Marilyn Monroe’s beloved Los Angeles dwelling, the place she tragically died greater than 60 years in the past, might grow to be a tear-down, as its new proprietor reportedly seeks to demolish the enduring, one-story construction.

The brand new proprietor has filed for permits with the town’s Division of Constructing and Security to demolish the Hacienda-style dwelling within the metropolis’s upscale Brentwood neighborhood, the New York Submit reported Wednesday. The resident didn’t say why they wished to demolish the four-bedroom construction, which was inbuilt 1929, however property homeowners often take such steps to be able to construct a home that’s bigger and that has extra fashionable facilities.

The constructing division gave the inexperienced mild for a “plan verify” on Tuesday, signaling the preliminary levels of the demolition course of, the Submit mentioned. Nevertheless, a closing demolition allow has but to be granted.

An aerial view of the home the place actress Marilyn Monroe died is seen on July 26, 2002 in Brentwood, California. This yr marks the fortieth anniversary of Monroe’s demise. The actress, well-known for such movies as “The Seven 12 months Itch” and “Some Like It Sizzling,” was discovered useless on August 5, 1962 in her Brentwood, California dwelling of a drug overdose. (Photograph by Mel Bouzad/Getty Photos) 

Monroe, one among Hollywood’s most well-known stars, bought the two,900-square-foot dwelling in February 1962 for $77,500 — equal to round $790,000 at this time, when figures are adjusted for inflation. The grounds of the property featured a pool and luxurious garden, whereas the house itself boasted charming architectural particulars, together with beamed ceilings, casement home windows and terra cotta tile flooring.

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