The House from 'Golden Girls' Just Sold for $4 Million
And if you threw a party, invited everyone you knew, we can only hope you’d be throwing it at the home of the Golden Girls — which just sold for $4 million.
In a report by People, the Los Angeles home seen in exterior establishing shots of the classic sitcom —portrayed as a fictional Miami, Florida, house — was put on the market for the first time ever with an asking price of $2,999,000. It ultimately sold for $4,000,620, a whopping $1 million more than the asking price.
Real estate agent Rachelle Rosten of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, with whom the iconic four-bedroom, 2,901 square-foot home was listed, talked to the Wall Street Journal about the bidding war over the home.
With 20 offers in 14 days, Rosten explained that there ended up being a bidding war among nine people and that, while she “knew there were a lot of Golden Girls fans in the world,” she “had no idea there were this many.”
Notably, the publication also reported that the actual home was used only for the first season of the show. Disney’s Hollywood Studios would later build a replica of the home’s exterior for use on the program. Sadly, that replica was demolished in 2003.
As for the inside views of the house shared by Blanche, Rose, Sophia, and Dorothy, they were filmed on a soundstage, so the interior of the famed Golden Girls home doesn’t look like what fans remember.
Built in 1955, the house has a “wraparound porch, fireplace, and beamed ceilings” with a “Japanese-style interior separated by screens.” It also boasts oak floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, as per Deadline.
The buyer has not been publicly identified, but we can only hope they’re fans of the 1980s classic and will properly pay homage to some of TV’s greatest ladies.