HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The one-time residence of the late actor Marlon Brando is officially on the market, for at $3.495 million. The gated property sits on 5,000 sq. ft. of space and is located at 3222 Benda Pl, near the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park and adjacent to the 101 interstate freeway. It is listed by Rodeo Realty agent Joe Babajian.
The house itself consists of a total of 16 rooms including 6 bedrooms and 5 baths. Located on the main level are the main suite, three bathrooms, dining room, and living room. On the lower level are two guest/maids suites and family room. The large backyard area features a swimming pool, BBQ area, and sports court.
The house was built in 1939 and designed by famed architect Paul R. Williams, who also designed the homes of Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, and Lon Chaney. According to housing site Zillow, its last remodel year was in 1941.
Brando reportedly occupied the house from 1952 to the mid 1960s, during the period that saw the releases of some of the actor’s most famed movies including “The Wild Ones,” “Julius Caesar,” and “On the Waterfront.” He is said to have thrown a number of Hollywood parties in the residence during his stay.
Some of the property’s other notable residents over the years include actor David Carradine and music legend Frank Zappa. It was also once a popular yoga center, known as the LA Yoga IYI. Several of its celebrity members included actor Stacy Keach and songwriters Carole King and James Taylor. The house was last listed for sale in 2007 for $2.15 million.
Brando died in 2004 at the age of 80. He is rumored to have died with over $20 million in debt. The claim that the actor died broke was later unsubstantiated when it was discovered he left behind an estate worth $21.6 million.