Inside Marilyn Monroe’s New York City ‘Sanctuary’

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Marilyn Monroe is usually associated with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Era, but when she wasn’t on the West Coast, the iconic actress spent a great deal of time in New York City (she was married to a Yankee, after all). Whenever Monroe touched down in the city, she made 127 East 78th Street—the residence of her close friend and colleague Milton Greene—her home, even referring to it as her “sanctuary,” Daily Mail reports.

Now, the 4.5-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom townhouse is available to rent for $27,500 a month through Town Residential. “Throughout the home, original details have been lovingly preserved and modern conveniences seamlessly infused,” John Carapella, a rep for the real estate firm, told Daily Mail. The four-story residence features a marble staircase, a European terrace and stained glass from the legendary Luchow’s restaurant and has also been updated with a security system, central air and heating and a Jacuzzi bathtub. In addition to Monroe and Milton, the house also hosted Bette Davis and Irving Berlin as residents since its construction in 1899. Tour the historic property below.


The newly-remodeled kitchen


The townhouse features several fireplaces.


The bathroom has been updated with a Jacuzzi.1440021435-hbz-marilyn-monroe-home-05

A view of the marble grand staircase


A European terrace overlooks the garden.


Images and text via: Elle Decor

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