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.
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.
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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.