The house that served as the exterior for The Golden Girls has gone on the market for the first time ever. No word on whether Betty White will stop by with a cheesecake to welcome the new owners.
The show, which also starred Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, was set in Florida, but the house is in the posh Brentwood area in Los Angeles.
Via Architectural Digest:
In subsequent seasons, producers had an exact replica of the house built at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. According to the Wall Street Journal, the property’s real-life owners were a lawyer named David Noble Barry III and his wife, Margaret Carr Barry. The couple built the house in 1955 and lived there until they passed in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Their son, James C. Barry, told the publication that his parents were paid a modest fee to allow their home to appear on the show. Both David and Margaret were architecture and design enthusiasts, he said, so they took great pleasure in having their house featured in that way. Ironically, though, the pair didn’t care much for sitcoms, and so didn’t really watch the series.
And in case you’re not already singing the theme song, here’s a chance to get it stuck in your head!
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