Prepare to bust out the cheesecake, as The Golden Girls home can now be all yours for the low, low price of $3 million. On the hit sitcom, Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan) invites three friends to share her home following the death of her husband. While the interiors of the home featured on the classic comedy series were filmed on a created set, the exterior shots are of a house located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles at 245 N. Saltair Avenue, and the home has just hit the housing market for about $3 million after the deaths of the previous owners.
Something that might surprise some fans is the location of the home, which is in California and not Florida as some might expect. On The Golden Girls, it is explained that Blanche in the others reside in a neighborhood in Miami. Still, the home is very recognizable on the outside, as its structure hasn't changed drastically since the beloved sitcom went off the air. Just don't expect the inside to look anything like Blanche's home on the show, as photos from the listing reveal that there isn't any wicker furniture anywhere to be found. That said, the house really does look beautiful, and serving as the Golden Girls house on the outside only makes it that much better.
James C. Barry, the son of the original owners, spoke to The Wall Street Journal about his parents' decision to let The Golden Girls producers film their house for the show. In particular, Barry suggests producers picked the house because of its greenery on the outside, giving it an appearance more reminiscent of the homes one might see somewhere in Miami. Also according to Barry, his parents agreed because of their "passion for architecture and design," but the two were not fans and didn't actually watch the series.
One of the most popular sitcoms of all time, The Golden Girls originally aired for seven seasons between 1985 and 1992. Created by Susan Harris, the series starred a group of four mature women sharing a home, with each episode delving into the friendship they all shared. In addition to Rue McClanahan as Blanche, the series also starred Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak, Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo, and Betty White as Rose Nylund. Although the show ended nearly three full decades ago, The Golden Girls has remained just as popular as ever, and fans continue to binge-watch the series regularly on the Hulu streaming service.
If you're a big fan of The Golden Girls with an extra few million lying around, this appears to be the opportunity of a lifetime. It's certainly a downside that you wouldn't be located in Miami like the ladies on the series, but there's nothing stopping you from loading up on wicker furniture and filling up the refrigerator with cheesecake once you make the purchase. Just be sure to invite everyone you know when you throw a housewarming party, and pay attention to which guest gives you the biggest gift of all. This news comes to us from The Wrap.