You will never have stayed anywhere like it, that is for sure. It’s a New York townhouse absolutely oozing in old-fashioned style and Hollywood glamour, and screen goddess Marilyn Monroe referred to the four-bedded property as her ‘sanctuary’.
Monroe thought of this elegant retreat as her home-from-home when she visited New York from her native Los Angeles.
The apartment once belonged to fashion photographer Milton Greene. Together, Marilyn and Milton formed Marilyn Monroe Productions, which helped Milton launch into the public eye.
The production company’s movies included Bus Stop and The Prince And The Showgirl – two of Marilyn’s most popular films alongside Some Like It Hot and Don’t Bother to Knock.
And now Marilyn’s former apartment is up for rent at a cool $US27,500 a month.
Although the house’s glossy interiors have undergone some updating and refurbishment since Marilyn’s day, it still has more than enough Old Hollywood glamour.
It boasts four bedrooms and two bathrooms – one with a steam shower and Jacuzzi soaking tub.
Throughout the home, many of the original details have been lovingly preserved and, as you would expect, modern conveniences are an integral part of this sumptuous property.
There are all the basics you’d expect to find in a fancy up-scale Big Apple home, including central air-con and a security system. It has the down-to-earth necessities too like a kitchen.
If you need to wash your smalls, you’ll find the laundry facilities in the basement (though there’s no suggestion that Marilyn ever walked down those basement steps clutching her unmentionables).
The timeless Upper East Side block is just a short walk from Central Park and is surrounded by the neighbourhood’s very elegant and expensive shops, restaurants, cafes and culture.
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Would you like to stay in Marilyn’s sanctuary? Who’s home would you really love to be a guest in?