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UPDATE: The Golden Girls house sold for a whopping $1million – or 33% – over the listing price!

The iconic mid-century modern home from “The Golden Girls” is now on the market, and it can be yours for a mere $3 million. Known as the home where Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia resided following the death of Blanche’s husband, this beloved property served as the main setting of the show.

From 1985 to 1992, audiences became attached to this house, regarding it as the place where four middle-aged women fostered their dynamic relationship. Many are surprised to learn that the actual home is situated in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, and that a replica sat on the lot in Orlando’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Meanwhile, the show depicts the house in Miami, Florida. Movie (or TV) magic!

Definitely Not Miami

Built in 1955 by David Noble Barry III and Margaret Carr Barry, the home has strong roots. The couple lived there for the duration of their marriage, and it’s now being sold by a trust. They lived a long, happy life there together, with David passing in 2017 and Margaret following two short years later.

According to James, their 65-year-old son, location scouts were keen to portray David and Margaret’s home on the show because of the fresh foliage out front. James states that executives appreciated the exotic feel that the plants offered, which comes as no surprise since his father collected unusual plants and palm trees.


The Real Interior

David and Margaret generously loaned producers the original blueprints and were offered a small fee for allowing the exterior of their home to appear on camera. While the interior was never shown on television, it’s something to write home about.

Within David and Margaret’s 3,000-square-foot home are many notable features. Some of the most prominent elements are Japanese-inspired screen doors that separate many areas of the home. Between the pristine fireplace, Hawaiian influences, and retro kitchen, it’s safe to say that this house won’t be on the market for long. 

THE GOLDEN GIRLS -- Season 4 -- Pictured: (l-r) Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo, Bea Arthur as Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak, Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux, Betty White as Rose Nylund -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank

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 Life in the “Golden Girls” House

Growing up, James remembers passersby snapping photos of his childhood home. Fortunately, there weren’t many instances of super-fans attempting to infringe on their privacy.

However, James does recall one man asking permission to propose to his girlfriend on the front lawn. The two were apparently incredibly fond of the show and wanted to have an especially memorable proposal. Margaret and David declined, but their house remained the talk of the town. For more information on this illustrious listing, check out the details here.