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Marilyn Monroe’s Former Penthouse in West Hollywood Hits the Market for $2.49 Million

Here’s a slice of old Hollywood charm  at its finest: a West Hollywood penthouse that was once home to Marilyn Monroe has just resurfaced on the market.

The actress, who rose to fame playing comedic “blonde bombshell” characters,  moved into the two-story penthouse in the mid-50s, at the  height of her career.

Marilyn called many places home over the years. In fact, sources say that Monroe lived in over 43 separate residences over the years.

From high-end hotels to small apartments and sprawling Spanish-style mansions, to a brief stint living  in Frank Sinatra’s guest house, 

or taking an extended (and somewhat controversial) stay at Bing Crosby’s Rancho Mirage estate, Marilyn Monroe moved around quite a few times before settling on a place of her own.

In 1954, the Monkey Business actress moved into a two-level penthouse at the Granville Towers,  her final apartment before she bought her Brentwood estate.

For about a year -- right after splitting from her second husband, Yankees star Joe DiMaggio -- the actress set up residence in the luxurious condo that has just been listed for $2.49 million.

And Monroe may have not been the  only famous “blonde bombshell” to have lived here. 

A Los Angeles Times story from three years ago also identified Portia de  Rossi (Ellen DeGeneres' wife) as a former resident.

Oozing old Hollywood charm,  the posh penthouse is located in one of the most spectacular buildings in West Hollywood.

It's set on the top floor of Granville Towers, a 1930s French Normandy-style Hollywood classic that's long  been a celebrity favorite. 

In recent years, celebrities like Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Greene, Mickey Rourke, Brendan Fraser, or David Bowie have all lived in the posh building.

Monroe’s former abode boasts gorgeous architectural elements such  as vaulted ceilings and dramatic skylight windows.

Featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a stunning circular staircase connects the two levels of luxurious living space.

This piece of Old Hollywood history is currently listed for sale with a $2.49 million asking price. 

Amanda Lynn, Gina Michelle and George Ouzounian of The Agency hold the listing. 

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Story: FancyPantsHomes.com  Credit for images: The Luxury Level courtesy of The Agency