Marilyn Monroe’s former New York apartment is up for sale

Fans of Old Hollywood glamour, this one’s for you - if you’ve got a spare $6.95 million to pay for it, that is.

Fans of Old Hollywood glamour, this one’s for you – if you’ve got a spare $6.95 million to pay for it, that is.

Yes, Marilyn Monroe’s old midtown Manhattan penthouse is up for sale, and the asking price seems pretty reasonable when you consider that the property is steeped in Hollywood history.

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms the suite sprawls over 2,200 sq. ft. and boasts an open-plan dining and living room, a glossy, contemporary kitchen and a solarium.


The New York Times reports that this was the apartment Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller moved to after their wedding in 1956 and lived in until they divorced in 1961. Arthur wrote the iconic, The Misfits, here. Marilyn walked her Maltese terrier, Maf, in the park nearby. Cool, right?


As well as Marilyn, the property was also once owned by fashion designer Bill Blass, who famously hosted terrace parties for Cary Grant and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on that dreamy (and enormous) wrap-around terrace. Certainly, if walls could talk, this penthouse would have more stories than most.


Overlooking the East River and the 59th Street Bridge, the panoramic views from both inside and outside the apartment are truly special – the floor-to-ceiling windows letting in tons of natural light.


Most recently, a Swedish princess owned the digs (but of course) and put a contemporary spin on the design whilst retaining original features like the fireplaces and parquet flooring.

See all the pictures in the gallery above.

It wouldn’t surprise us in the slightest if a young actress working in the city, maybe someone obsessed with old glamour and vintage movie icons, became the next owner in the weeks to come.

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