12305 Fifth Helena Drive

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Coordinates: 34°03′13″N 118°28′42″W / 34.0535°N 118.4782°W / 34.0535; -118.4782

12305 Fifth Helena Drive
Final residence of Marilyn Monroe, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. Composite of two photos.
General information
Architectural styleHacienda
Location12305 Fifth Helena Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California
ClientMarilyn Monroe
Technical details
Size2,900 sq.ft.
Other information
Number of rooms4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

12305 Fifth Helena Dr. is a home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. The house is most famous as the final residence of Marilyn Monroe and the location of her death in 1962.[1]


The property is located at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.


The one-story, Hacienda-style home sits on 2,900 square feet at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac off Carmelina Ave. Built in 1929, the L-shaped property consists of four bedrooms and three bathrooms.[2] In the backyard, a free-form pool is adjacent to a citrus grove and guest house. Its "Cursum Perficio" tiles on the front stoop translate to "I have completed my journey." It is unknown whether Monroe herself or a successive owner installed the tiles.


In February 1962, Monroe purchased the property for $77,500. She reportedly paid for half of the home in cash and took out a mortgage for the second half.[2] In the early morning of August 5, 1962, six months after purchasing the home, Monroe was found dead of a barbiturate overdose in her bedroom. [3]

In 2017 the house was put for sale for $6.9 million and eventually sold for $7.25 million.[4][5]