‘Golden Girls’ Home Sells for $1M Over Asking Price

August 18, 2020

Listing agent Rachelle Rosten of Douglas Elliman told The Wall Street Journal she was shocked at the intense level of buyer interest in a mid-century modern home, the exterior of which appeared in the 1980s TV sitcom “The Golden Girls.”

“I knew there were a lot of ‘Golden Girls’ fans in the world, but I had no idea there were this many,” Rosten told WSJ.

The iconic 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles sold for about $4 million—way above its $2.99 million asking price.

The home fetched 20 offers in 14 days after about 140 showings. Nine buyers were in a bidding war for the home, Rosten says.

The home’s exterior was used on the first season of “The Golden Girls,” a popular TV show that depicted the adventures of a group of senior women living together, which starred Bea Arthur and Betty White. After the first season, however, an exact replica of the home was built at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in South Florida.

The original Brentwood “Golden Girls” home, however, still maintained its retro interiors, including an original kitchen in light turquoise and bright avocado green and other original 1950s-era details. The interior of the home, however, was never featured on the TV sitcom.

‘The Golden Girls’ House Sells for $1 Million Over Ask,” The Wall Street Journal (Aug. 14, 2020) [Log-in required.] and “‘Golden Girls’ House Sells for $1 Million More Than Asking Price,” CNN (Aug. 17, 2020)