The Upper East Side townhouse once home to actor Montgomery Clift is now being offered up as a $35,000/month rental, the Observer reports. Located in the Lenox Hill section of the Upper East Side, the townhouse comes with five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a garden, a roof deck, and a terrace among several other features.
Clift lived in the house from 1960 until his death in 1966, and it’s rumored that Marilyn Monroe was a frequent guest at the house. A teak bar Clift built at the house still remains, and some of the other standout features here include 12-foot ceilings in the parlor floor, two fireplaces, separately zoned heating and air-conditioning, a formal dining room, and an eat-in kitchen.
The current owner, attorney Simon Forgette purchased the house in 2007 for $5.13 million. But even before Clift, this house had quite the storied past, according to the Observer. The house was once a wedding gift that President Theodore Roosevelt gave to his daughter Alice and Clift purchased the house from Russian price Serge Obolensky.