Thank you for being a friend! After the home used for exterior shots on “The Golden Girls” landed on the market last week, the web went bananas.
Obsessive fans of Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia clicked like crazy and made the Los Angeles lair this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.
On the popular sitcom, the home’s address was in Miami. However, the home we saw onscreen is in the tony enclave of Brentwood. Built in 1955, the home hit the market for the first time ever, and nostalgic fans clamored for a peek.
The home’s interiors weren’t used on the show, and are more modern and elegant than you might expect. A buyer might want to make some cosmetic changes, so we’ll stay tuned to see who winds up with the iconic residence. HGTV, perhaps?
Aside from sitcom scenery, you also clicked on a couple of massive mansions in Connecticut, a historic home in Alabama, and a marvelous midcentury home in Minnesota built by a chief draftsman for Frank Lloyd Wright.
We won’t ask you to name your favorite “Golden Girls” episode, but we will implore you to scroll on down, for a full look at this week’s most popular properties.
Why it’s here: The Philip Cheney Mansion Estate sits on over 6 acres filled with spectacular gardens and a beautifully preserved Georgian Colonial mansion.
The 13,500-square-foot residence is filled with beautiful antiques and one-of-a-kind finishes. Built in 1860 and reconstructed in 1928, the home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Why it’s here: It’s a Frank Lloyd Wright connection. Wright’s chief draftsman, John Howe, designed this Minnesota marvel known as “The Grabow House.”
Built in 1970, the three-bedroom home features all the hallmarks of organic design.
You’ll find abundant windows, plenty of built-ins, and seamless indoor-outdoor living. Layered in wood and lovingly maintained, this classic beauty is a timeless choice.
Why it’s here: An affordable opportunity to score some history! This meticulously maintained manse was built in 1910 and still oozes stately charm.
For the past two decades, the five-bedroom home has been in service as the Tartan House Bed and Breakfast, offering a charming historical escape for countless guests.
Close to parks and a historical district, this Carolina charmer is a step back in time.
Why it’s here: It’s Connecticut’s most expensive home. The Hillandale Estate is a jaw-dropping, 261-acre property originally built in 1900 for the Sulzbergers, the publishing family behind the New York Times.
The European-style estate features the finest finishes, an indoor, Olympic-sized swimming pool, private lakes, gardens, and even a hedge maze for kids.
According to the listing details, the current owners have poured over $30 million into expanding and restoring the classic residence.
Why it’s here: Storybook charm is alive in Ohio. The low price on this cute Tudor has attracted multiple offers from potential homeowners who aren’t put off by a renovation project.
The four-bedroom home has hardwood floors and is loaded with quaint architectural details, like arched doorways and ceilings. It’s ready to be reimagined into something worthy of its charming exterior.
Why it’s here: Just a 30-minute drive down Highway 24 to Oracle Arena, this Mediterranean manse in the leafy Bay Area suburb of Lafayette is owned by the former Golden State Warrior star Andre Igoudala.
The three-time NBA champ has moved on from the Dubs, and is ready to part with his residence. The stylish, five-bedroom home was built in 2004, and its highlights include dual kitchen islands, beamed ceilings, and a putting green.
Why it’s here: A midcentury bargain. This piece of local history was designed and built by A. Reyner Eastman in 1943, and features an oval foyer, wood-grain walls with secret compartments, and built-ins.
The listing photos of this four-bedroom classic are a must-see for fans of vintage decor. There’s also a basement rec room, music room, screened porch, and plenty of storage.
Why it’s here: This house was built in 1972, but that didn’t stop the owners from giving it a quirky midcentury makeover. The bold orange house numbers let guests know they’re in for a surprise, and the chartreuse cabinets in the kitchen are a must-see.
The five-bedroom home has clearly been loved and updated throughout its 4,200 square feet. Outside, the large lot leaves plenty of room to relax on the patio or by the stone koi pond.
Why it’s here: Immaculately restored and remodeled, this historic home from 1907 is known as the Burgess-Maschmeyer Mansion.
Its ornate interiors include the Louis XVI-inspired living room and a dramatic staircase. The 5,500-square-foot residence sits on 1.5 acres in the city’s Oakleigh Garden District and is accessible through two gated entries.
Why it’s here: No need for a laugh track—TV nostalgia drives traffic. As we saw with the “Brady Bunch” home in 2018 and the home featured in “Full House” in 2016, fans love to pull back the curtain on iconic sitcom locations.
Now the home used for exterior shots on “The Golden Girls” has landed on the market, and we’re seeing the pattern repeat. We’re curious to see if a buyer will pony up and try to replicate the success that HGTV had with renovating the Brady home.
One big difference from the “Brady Bunch” house? This one is move-in ready. However, if a buyer chooses to recreate the soundstage look of the fictional residence of the four iconic ladies, there’s plenty of work ahead.
The four-bedroom home currently features elegant, understated interiors without a hint of a Florida grandma vibe, although Dorothy might feel right at home in the original turquoise, avocado, and yellow kitchen.
Stay tuned for the next episode of this sitcom home saga!
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