The ‘Golden Girls’ House in Los Angeles is on the Market

Calling all Roses, Dorothies, Blanches, and Sophias: the iconic home used for exterior shots on “The Golden Girls” is on the market for $2.999 million. Located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, the one-story, mid-century modern abode was used as a stand-in for exterior shots of the residence of the Miami-based locales during the first season of the 1985 sitcom. In subsequent seasons, a replica of the home had been constructed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. 

Now, after 65 years, the interior can be toured for the first time. The home located at 245 N. Saltair Ave. has four bedrooms, three baths, and one half bath. Inspired by Hawaiian and Japanese architecture, the home was custom built in 1955 and measures at 2,901 square feet. It has floor-to-ceiling glass windows and ultra high-beamed ceilings to create expansive volume. The oak floors and avocado-green and turquoise kitchen cabinets are among the preserved period details. 

Out back, there’s ample outdoor space with a patio and lush green grass. With all the exotic plants, the exterior of the home provided the ideal backdrop for Rose (Betty White), Dorothy (Bea Arthur), Blanche (Rue McClanahan), and Sophia’s (Estelle Getty) Miami home. 

The property is owned by James Barry, the son of David Noble Barry III and Margaret Carr Barry—the architects of the home. David and Margaret lived in the house until their deaths in 2017 and 2019, respectively. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on July 16, James said his parents let their home appear in the sitcom for just a small fee. “It’s too bad they didn’t get some form of royalty out of it,” James joked. He also revealed that after his family lent the sitcom executives the home’s blueprint to replicate, they offered to fly his parents out to Florida for the series’ opening—but they “weren’t interested.”

He explained, “I’m not sure they even saw the show more than once or twice. They weren’t sitcom people.” James also reflected on the “respectful” visitors that the home attracts. “Even the times I have gone back to the home recently, there is always someone walking by, parking in front or taking a picture,” he said.  “Sometimes they ask me questions… It’s an older show, and the interest from young people is incredible. A lot of the people who come by are super young.”

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