West Hollywood Compound With Celebrity Pedigree
Some homes are celebrity magnets, attracting one notable resident after another. There's this Spanish-style villa, owned over the years by actress Betty Grable, Oscar winner Diane Keaton and music superstar Madonna; this midcentury modern pad, purchased by late actor Heath Ledger from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres; and today's cool house, a gated triplex whose former tenants include Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.
Singer Frank Sinatra and Actress Marilyn Monroe
Listed By: Steven Levine of Hilton & Hyland
The two stars both called the compound home in 1961, though they rented separate units. Monroe lived in hers, while Sinatra used his as a getaway, according to the Los Angeles Times.
he largest of the three units offers two bedrooms, five fireplaces and an impressive 100-foot-long living room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. The second unit, a studio above the garage, comes with a fireplace, a kitchenette, a large library/bedroom and a spacious terrace. Last but not least, the third unit features a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a small office built around an atrium. All three units share access to "Zen-like courtyards" and an "airy patio," according to the listing.
In the 1980s, the home was owned and remodeled by Turkish-born designer Kalef Alaton, known for his lavish, eclectic style. Decades later, we can still see Alaton's influence in this West Hollywood residence, and we're totally intrigued by the mix of bold patterns, rich textiles and antique furniture found throughout the home. What do you think of this star-studded compound? Tell us in the comments below.