The ongoing saga of the fate of the Los Angeles property that was Marilyn Monroe’s final home and the scene of her untimely death in 1962 has taken on a new twist as the identity of the property’s owner has been revealed.
The property was acquired in August for $8.4 million by an entity known as Glory of the Snow 1031 Trust, which sought a permit to demolish the one-time Monroe home. After media coverage sparked a backlash, the Los Angeles City Council voted to consider it for historic landmark status while city’s building department revoked the demolition permit for the house.
The Robb Report noted that the Los Angeles tour bus service Esotouric discovered the person behind Glory of the Snot 1031 Trust – recent photos showed the wall and hedge separating the Monroe house from the property next door had been removed, thus suggesting the adjacent parcels were going to be linked. The next-door property is owned by Brinah Milstein, the wife of former reality television producer Roy Bank and the heiress daughter of Cleveland real estate developer Carl Milstein, founder of Associated Estates.
The Robb Report added that Milstein told her neighbors that she changed her mind about demolishing the Monroe home, though it is unclear what her plans would be for the property.
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