LA home where Brittany Murphy, husband died sells for $12.2M

Jene J. Long

The home where doomed starlet Brittany Murphy and her husband, Simon Monjack, died has been sold for $12.2 million, The Post can reveal. 

The sale, which took place under the radar on Dec. 29, 2020, is only the latest chapter in the home’s long, eerie saga.

Perched atop the Sunset Strip, the Los Angeles home was sold to Murphy by pop superstar Britney Spears in 2008.

At 8 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2009, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call at the home, where Murphy, 32, had apparently collapsed in a bathroom. She was transported to Cedars-Sinai hospital, where she died about two hours later after going into cardiac arrest.

Her husband, who was 40, died just five months later, on May 23, 2010 — also at the Hollywood Hills residence. 

The fire department was again called to the home for a medical emergency, after Murphy’s mother, Sharon, found Monjack unconscious in the master bedroom around 9:20 p.m. He was pronounced dead by paramedics.

The coroner’s report found the cause of Monjack’s death to be acute pneumonia and severe anemia, similar to the causes attributed to his wife’s death.

Later in 2010, authorities planned an inspection of the home to determine whether toxic mold could have contributed to their deaths. However, that theory was later ruled out by the medical examiner’s office. Still, the circumstances around their deaths has haunted fans to this day: This week, HBO Max announced a two-part documentary on the “Clueless” and “Uptown Girls” actress.

Brittany Murphy died in 2009.
Brittany Murphy died in 2009.
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But the home itself has a story to tell. In the 11 years since Murphy and Monjack died, the property has been listed 10 different times. 

In 2013, a complete deconstruction and makeover of the sprawling mansion began, which lasted three years. Developers sought to tear down the original structure and upgrade the property into a contemporary design to fit with the SoCal lifestyle.

The home has been torn down and reconstructed following Brittany Murphy's death.
The home was torn down and reconstructed following Murphy’s and Monjack’s deaths.
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In 2017, the home was finally sold to a new owner, before it was sold again three months ago at a $2 million loss. 

While Spears lived there, she had a decidedly spooky experience with the house, according to her former makeup artist Julianne Kaye.

On the Feb. 24 episode of the “We Need To Talk About Britney” podcast, Kaye claims Spears recounted to her a run-in with supernatural forces: “[Spears] had that place up on Sunset Plaza — and I’m just gonna say, this is really weird … She calls me … I had my friend do reiki healing on her, he had come up, I guess she’d had a crazy partying weekend and needed to relax. He left, and she swears to God that he opened some spirit portal or something, and these bad spirits had come in … and they were trying to, like, push her down the stairs or something crazy.”

The home comes with a pool and spa overlooking the Hollywood Hills.
The home comes with a pool and spa overlooking the Hollywood Hills.
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“It was so bad that she left,” Kaye continues. “She went to the Casa Del Mar hotel to stay there and never went back to the house. She goes, ‘I know you’re gonna think I’m crazy. I’m not crazy. I know what I saw, I know what I felt.’ “

But it appears that the home’s more recent owners have gone to great lengths to move on from its grim history.

Here’s a look inside the five-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion.

The living area opens offers expansive sliding glass doors that opens to the outdoors.
The living area offers expansive sliding glass doors that open to the outdoors.
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The renovated master bedroom.
The renovated master bedroom
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The master suite boasts panoramic city views.
The master suite boasts panoramic city views.
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The upgraded  and revamped master bathroom where Brittany Murphy had collapsed.
The upgraded and revamped master bathroom, the old version of which Murphy collapsed in.
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An office space with floor-to-ceiling windows.
An office space with floor-to-ceiling windows
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The gourmet kitchen with the dining area.
The gourmet kitchen with the dining area
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The house has an open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows in nearly every room. A Crestron smart home system includes automated window shades to allow natural light to flow throughout, according to the listing. 

The gourmet kitchen includes top-of-the-line Miele appliances and opens to a wood-planked patio. The master suite comes with sweeping views of the city and boasts two walk-in closets, his-and-hers bathrooms and a private patio.

A sitting area in the master bedroom.
A sitting area in the master suite
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The expansive living area comes with an electrical fireplace.
The expansive living area comes with an electric fireplace.
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Night views.
Night views
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An elevator has also been added, which goes from the garage to the master bedroom.  

Other features include a home theater, a massage room, a wine cellar, an infinity pool, a spa, a built-in barbecue area with seating and a custom fire pit.

The gourmet kitchen includes top notch appliances.
The gourmet kitchen includes top-notch appliances.
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Another bedroom.
Another bathroom
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The infinity pool flows out to the city.
The infinity pool flows out toward the city.
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A sitting area next to the kitchen.
A sitting area next to the kitchen
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Another view of the exterior.
A view of the exterior
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The front of the home.
The front of the home
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