Call off the wrecking ball…for now. Plans to demo the Brentwood home Marilyn Monroe lived in during her final days have been paused as the L.A. City Council stepped in following public outcry. The council has now begun the process to establish the home as a Historic-Cultural Monument, led by councilmember Traci Park, whose district includes Brentwood.
While L.A.’s Office of Historic Resources analyzes the home, demolition will remain on hold.
Last week, the N.Y. Post reports that the city’s Department of Building and Safety approved an initial plan check, which would set the demo process in motion. The 1929 Hacienda was the only property the legendary actress ever owned, purchasing the property in 1962 for $77,000. She died just six months later.
The largest parcel of all the Helenas, the home currently boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Architectural details include beamed ceilings, terra cotta tile floors, casement windows as well as an expansive grassy yard, pool and citrus orchard.
Sales records show the home last exchanged hands in 2017 for $7,250,000. Some outlets report the home may have then sold off-market in 2021 for an undisclosed amount.