Do you want to sleep where Marilyn & Frank slept?

The scaffolding has come off The Brownstone Lofts in Angeleno Heights as crews prepare to complete the 55-unit project this summer, with prices started at $375,000. Inside the renovated 1920s brick building, there’s already a model condo to show off hardwood and marble floors, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Roof top decks provide views of downtown skyscrapers and the hills of Echo Park. But perhaps the the most interesting feature being touted by the owner is the building’s rumored connection to Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra:

“The Brownstone Lofts used to be where Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe
used to stay and play! OWN YOUR PIECE OF HOLLYWOOD HISTORY!!!”

At least’s that what a Craiglist ad (now expired) for the project said. Real estate agent Millie Radkovich said that neither she nor the owner can confirm that Frank & Marilyn stayed and played in the building half a mile east of Echo Park Lake.

The owner “was told that,” Radkovich said. “It’s the lore around the neighborhood.” Radkovich, however, said she knows that the late actor Anthony Quinn once lived on the third floor.

Whether its the story of Frank and Marilyn or the exposed brick walls, The Brownstowne is certainly drawing a lot of attention from prospective buyers, Radkovich said. About a dozen people have put down deposits – $5,000 but the amount is flexible – to reserve a unit, she said.

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  1. I can't imagine living this close to the 101 in a new rehab… pricing will have to be very competitive to get these to sell!

  2. Oh thank god, more marble counter tops and stainless steel appliances. I've seen so many apts. in our lovely neighborhood renovated with the identical gross Home Depot circa 2002 marble and stainless. Buy a design magazine once a decade, please, builders.

  3. I heard there was a major kidnapping at this location many years ago. Does anyone know about this?

  4. The kidnapping did not happen here, but the holding for ransom and the murder did. It's known as the Fox case, and weirdly, since Marion is the street around the corner, the victim's name was Marion Parker. Here's a couple of links with a little more info:http://www.1947project.com/findthefoxhttp://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1766.html

  5. Boy when this thing and the sun-blocking Orsini monstrosities fill up, there won't be parking for miles!

  6. Ha this is hilarious …. a hollywood dream! Infamous definitely but for a haven for drug addicts. the third floor was a tweaker paradise with smoking in the hallways and stairwells . Lots of exchanges going on property ones that is . Needless to say these people are all still in the neighborhood and the amount of car break-ins, stolen cars and robberies is just as rampant as it always has been. Don’t take my word for it ask neighbors or better yet Take a look at the neighborhood at night .

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