The onetime Brentwood home of Marilyn Monroe has sold to a quick buyer who ponied up more cash than the asking price.
The storied Spanish-style residence, initially listed for $6.9 million, sold in less than 10 days on the market for $7.25 million, according to a spokeswoman for listing agent Lisa Optican of Mercer Vine. The agency declined to disclose the identity of the buyer.
Tucked in a cul-de-sac in the exclusive neighborhood of Los Angeles, the single-floor home boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms on 2,624 square feet. Standout features include beamed ceilings and terra cotta tile floors, as well as a pool near a grassy yard and citrus orchard.
Born Norma Jeane Mortenso in Los Angeles in 1926, Monroe grew up in foster families and married her first husband at 16. She later married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, followed by playwright Arthur Miller.
Monroe took her last breath in the home's bedroom at the age of 36. She was discovered dead of a drug overdose on Aug. 5, 1962. Just three months earlier, she had famously sung a sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday" for President John F. Kennedy.
At the time of her death, the Los Angeles Times reported that Monroe had purchased the home for $75,000. Take a look at the home and Monroe over the years: