Dwell: Marilyn Monroe’s Former Hollywood Chateau Slides Onto the Market for $899K

Dwell featured Marlena Maidof’s  listing on Beachwood Drive.

Legend has it that Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Madonna also once called the 1930s property “home.”

Location: 2203 N Beachwood Drive, Los Angeles, California

Architect: Walter C. King

Price: $899,000

Year Built: 1937

Footprint: 1,199 square feet (two bedrooms, one and a half baths)

Lot Size: 0.3 acres

From the Agent: “This French Normandy townhome in Walter C. King’s landmark Chateau Beachwood was designed in 1937 and was reportedly built by Warner Bros. to house their starlets (legend has it, this list includes Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna, and Marilyn Monroe, who is said to have lived in this very unit). Enjoy a sun-soaked living area with oversized casement windows and strip oak hardwood floors, leading through to the formal dining area and all-white kitchen that features stainless-steel Bertazzoni stove and a microwave, wine fridge, and Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers. Beyond the kitchen is the laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer and a back door leading out to a stoop and beautiful gardens.”

The home sits on a large corner lot in the Hollywood Dell district, just a short drive away from many landmarks, including Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign. 
The home sits on a large corner lot in the Hollywood Dell district, just a short drive away from many landmarks, including Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign. Photo by Neue Focus

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Tall windows with blush-pink curtains allow ample natural light inside, which reflects off the hardwood floors in the living areas. Tall windows with blush-pink curtains allow ample natural light inside, which reflects off the hardwood floors in the living areas. Photo by Neue Focus

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The kitchen features stainless-steel appliances pop against the white countertops and cabinetry.The kitchen features stainless-steel appliances pop against the white countertops and cabinetry. Photo by Neue Focus
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The calming pink palette continues upstairs in the primary suite.

The calming pink palette continues upstairs in the primary suite. Photo by Neue Focus

The bathroom features original yellow-and-purple tile, and a seafoam-green bathtub, toilet, and sink.

The bathroom features original yellow-and-purple tile, and a seafoam-green bathtub, toilet, and sink. Photo by Neue Focus

Large casement windows in the second bedroom frame views of the surrounding garden.

Large casement windows in the second bedroom frame views of the surrounding garden. Photo by Neue Focus

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