Iconic ‘Golden Girls’ House Hits Market for $3 Million
Time to grab your gal pals and scrounge up a down payment. The iconic home featured in the hit sitcom The Golden Girls is for sale. The 4-bed, 3½ bath Los Angeles home is on the market for $2.995 million.
The ‘Golden Girls’ house is in LA, not Miami
On The Golden Girls, Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan), Rose Nylund (Betty White), Dorothy Zbornak (Bea Arthur), and Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) all live in a mid-century modern home at 6151 Richmond Street in Miami. The exterior of the home is frequently seen in establishing shots in the sitcom, which ran from 1985 to 1992. But the house is actually located in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood, not Florida.
Producers asked the home’s original owners for permission to use it on the show because of the exotic landscaping, which they felt fit with the Miami setting, according to The Wall Street Journal. The house was featured throughout The Golden Girls’ first season, after which a replica was built on the studio lot. (The studio set was torn down in 2003.) The home’s interior was never seen on the show.
The home was built in 1955
The Golden Girls house was built in 1955 by David Noble Barry and his wife Margaret Carr Barry. The couple lived in the home until their respective deaths in 2017 and 2019, their son James Barry told the Wall Street Journal. He explained that his parents did not watch sitcoms and were not fans of the show. However, fans would frequently stop and take photos in front of the house; one even asked the Barrys if they would mind if he proposed to his girlfriend in the front yard. They gave him the go-ahead and even served the couple champagne afterward.
The 2,900-square-foot house on roughly a quarter of an acre was “inspired by the beauty of Mid-Century Japanese/Hawaiian architecture,” according to the listing with Douglas Elliman.
The home features “floor to ceiling glass, clerestory windows, and ultra-high beamed ceilings [that] create expansive volume and visual transparency perfectly connecting indoors and out.” The 65-year-old home still has the original oak floors and vintage turquoise, avocado, and yellow kitchen.
Fans are ready to buy the house
On Twitter, Golden Girls fans were quick to say they’d love to buy the home — if only they could afford it.
“The Golden Girls house is for sale! I can’t afford it, but if you can, you should buy it, let me help you decorate it like the set, and then invite me over often,” one tweeted.
“Can I get 3 roommates to live here with me” another asked. “Being sassy is a prerequisite.”
All seven seasons of The Golden Girls are streaming on Hulu.
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