The Owlwood Estate in Los Angeles, once home to Cher and Marilyn Monroe, can be yours for $156.9 million

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How to live and party like Hollywood’s finest

Ever wanted to live like Sonny and Cher and party like Jay-Z and Rihanna? Believe it or not, your wish can be granted at the Owlwood Estate, if you’ve got US$115 million (S$156.9 million) to spare.

Designed by famed architect Robert D. Farquhar back in 1936, the Los Angeles home boasts a distinct Italian Renaissance style, accented with crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces and wood panelling throughout. The entrance features a lavish, two-story spiral staircase that befits a storied celebrity pedigree.

Sonny and Cher once lived at the estate. As the story goes, the duo visited the late Tony Curtis there for his birthday party, and Cher was so taken by the place that she bought the home off him a few years later.

Prior to that, Joseph Schenck, the chairman of 20th Century Fox, owned the property, and he was often visited by Marilyn Monroe, rumoured to be his girlfriend then.

Today, the home has extended that legacy as a party spot to A-list celebrities. Jay-Z, Rihanna, Nick Jonas and others attended a Grammy Awards brunch at the property in 2017.

With nine bedrooms, 10 baths and four garages, there’s plenty of room for the future owner (read: you) to host parties and fancy brunches. The tennis court and Olympic-sized pool will keep the guests entertained, and if that’s not enough, there’s plenty of room for your home to grow.

After all, the estate is allegedly the largest compound in the tony Holmby Hills neighborhood. The 1,134-sq-m house sits on nearly four hectares of land, spanning across three contiguous lots which the future owner can add, subtract and redevelop.

Or you can just kick back poolside and rejoice in your purchase. That, and the US$65 million (S$88.7 million) markdown from the 2017 ask of US$180 million (S$245.6 million).

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