Greenwich home that likely housed Marilyn Monroe is listed at $16 million

The house at 33 Byram Drive in Greenwich, nicknamed ‘Bonnie Breeze’, is up for sale for the first time in 50 years.

Listed for nearly $16 million, the Byram Drive home was built in 1874 and is located in the heart of the Belle Haven Association, a gated community along Long Island Sound. The house was once owned by Hollywood producer and publisher Frank Taylor, according to information provided by Sotheby’s International Realty’s Greenwich Brokerage.

Taylor was good friends with Arthur Miller, screenwriter and former husband of Marilyn Monroe, reports The New York Times. According to listing agent Matt Bernard, the house was visited by the well-known Hollywood couple during the era of Taylor, Miller and Monroe’s 1961 film, ‘The Misfits’.

The property was originally built as a Federal Colonial Revival cottage. According to Bernard, the house has been extensively rebuilt and restored, and its rebuilding process took two years and was completed in 2019.

The home at 33 Byram Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut was previously owned by Hollywood producer and publisher Frank Taylor. Taylor likely hosted friends Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe at home in the early 1960s.


Daniel Milstein for Sotheby’s International Realty / Contributing photo
The home at 33 Byram Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut was previously owned by Hollywood producer and publisher Frank Taylor.  Taylor likely hosted friends Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe at home in the early 1960s.

The home at 33 Byram Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut was previously owned by Hollywood producer and publisher Frank Taylor. Taylor likely hosted friends Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe at home in the early 1960s.


Daniel Milstein for Sotheby’s International Realty / Contributing photo


The theater and tennis court at 33 Byram Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut (Daniel Milstein for Sotheby’s International Realty/Additional Photos)

Outside, the original turret and plaza (or porch) have been rebuilt. Restoring the plaza added 2,000 square feet of outdoor living space, according to Bernard. Bonnie Breeze House also has a swimming pool, tennis court and west facing views of Byram Harbour. As part of the Belle Haven Association, the property has access to the Belle Haven Club, which has a pier and deep-water mooring rights for boaters, according to the listing.

The interior reconstruction included a complete reconfiguration of the floor plan to reflect the original layout of the rooms. The home currently has six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms on 8,478 square feet, according to the listing. French doors were added to the living room and dining room to increase the flow of the house, while fans, heaters, speakers and improved sound for outdoor entertaining were also added, according to Bernard. Construction was done by HSL Building, a Norwalk-based residential contractor, Bernard noted.

With the home’s white exterior and light blue shutters, Bernard said the home “exudes the charm and gracious living found in turn-of-the-century multi-generational seaside cottages.”

The Belle Haven area is located in the 06830 Greenwich postcode. According to national real estate brokerage Redfin, homes in Greenwich have a median sale price of nearly $2.3 million in September 2022, an increase of 9.2% from the same period last year. . There were 90 homes sold in the 06830 zip code, compared to 154 homes last year, Redfin notes.

The 33 Byram Drive property is listed by Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage, and is presented by Matt Bernard (203-661-4654).