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Darien Patch

Weekend Retreat For Marilyn Monroe Joan Crawford Elizabeth Taylor Now On The Market In CT

Yes, it’s got a swimming pool, home gym, media room and office, along with five bedrooms, but a lot of homes priced at $2.6 million in this area have all that.

What makes the house at 8 Circle Rd. in Darien, CT stand out are the famous guests who stayed in, as Gwen Alexis, the real estate agent with Halstead Property in Darien points out.


“It may be hard for today’s residents to envision,” she told NewCanaan/Darien magazine, “but this house, located in the heart of Darien, and now completely redone, was once the weekend retreat for the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford and Elizabeth Taylor.”

The house, first built in 1939, has been renovated in the years since. It was owned by Jon Whticomb, a well-known illustrator in the 1950s, according to the magazine.

The house’s Web page on Zillow.com (which is where the picture with this article is from), says the place comes with a heated-four-car garage, has 5,895 square feet of interior space and sits on 1.8 acres.

Come to think of it, that media room might be just the spot to catch up on an old movie.

Monday, October 27, 2014