Weho Celebrity Compound Going for $4.25M

Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe lived at this Doheny Drive estate.

Several residences comprise this 5,600-square foot gated complex where Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe once lived. The West Hollywood property at 882 N. Doheny Drive has been on the market since October and recently dropped in price from $4.75 million to $4.25 million.

Realtor.com aptly notes:

The phrase “If these walls could talk” gets bandied about for time to time, generally as the anecdote to an embarrassing story with which your mother is regaling your fiancée. However, if there was ever an appropriate time to use that very phrase it would be the case of this particular West Hollywood, CA residence. ...

The property, built in 1952, was originally comprised of five separate units – Sinatra apparently used his place as a home away from home, while Monroe was a full-time resident at her own apartment. Despite owning separate residences, the two American icons’ tenures overlapped during a short time period in 1961. Lauded interior designer Kalef Alaton later purchased the Doheny Drive property in the eighties, and would eventually renovate the five units into the two (and an office) that remain today.

Previously offered as a rental, the mid-century compound with celebrity clout now asks $4.25 million. The “main home” features floor-to-ceiling glass doors, zen-like courtyards and a total of five fireplaces, while the other residence, found above the garage, includes a kitchenette, terrace and its own fireplace. Also found on the premises is also a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit built around an atrium that is described as “a perfect writer’s retreat or artist compound.”

Click here for more information about the property.

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