The Mediterranean-style LA home where Marilyn Monroe
and Yankee player Joe DiMaggio’s love blossomed has changed hands many times, and now it has a new owner once again. Built in 1938, the 3,335-square-foot residence caught the iconic actress’ eye in 1953 and she began renting it. When she and DiMaggio married in 1954, it was their honeymoon hideaway for nine months, until the honeymoon and marriage were cut short with a quick divorce. Holding all this history and more, the four-bedroom, five-bath abode just sold for $2.727 million.The property listed in December of 2018 and closed for $30,000 more than the asking price thanks to a last minute bidding war. A young, vivacious couple ultimately triumphed, which seemed quite fitting to the listing agent. Neal Baddin of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
told Mansion Global
, “She looks like Marilyn Monroe, and he looks like Joe DiMaggio. As soon as they walked in, I said to them, ‘This is your house.’” Perhaps the home is destined to be a love nest.Filled with unique charm and vintage finishes, it’s easy to see how one could fall head over heels for this pad. Whimsical tiles and wood-beamed ceilings give a splash of boho flair, making you feel right at home.The sellers only bought the house last July, but managed to leave their mark by painting the exterior white over the eccentric palette of tan, green, and pink it wore before. That small change elevated the home’s sophistication and there’s no telling what other slight renovations could take this legendary home to the next level.The LA Times
first reported on this recent sale.