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Los Angeles CA home of TV show ‘Golden Girls’ sold

The television home of “The Golden Girls” has sold for more than $1 million over the asking price.

The mid-century home was set in Miami, Florida for the iconic TV show, but the house itself is located in Los Angeles, at 245 N. Saltair Avenue.

The property was listed at $2.9 million, the Sacramento Bee wrote in July. Spanning 2,901 square-foot, the charming four-bedroom home of Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia sold for $4 million.

Listing agent Rachelle Rosten of Douglas Elliman, Beverly Hills, told the Wall Street Journal he was amazed by the intense level of interest in the home after just a couple weeks on the market.

The sale closed August 14, 2020, according to Deadline. The buyer was not immediately identified.

“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 house, designed with modern, Japanese and Hawaiian architecture, was used for exterior shots on the 1980s sitcom.

The comedy ran from 1985 to 1992, and the home was shown in the first season only. After that, a replica of the house was built, according to The Daily Mail.

With a completely different interior than seen on the set, the Brentwood home has huge open rooms and tall vaulted ceilings, “unlike the small-cozy rooms we came to know through the sitcom,” writes TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

Built in 1955 and created by the Hawaiian architectural firm of Johnson and Perkins, the original design features include floor-to-ceiling glass, oak floors, sliding Japanese shoji screens in place of drapes, four bathrooms and a 1970s-like avocado green-and-turquoise kitchen.

“The Hawaiian element brings the outdoors in with vanishing threshold and large covered patio with skylights to protect from the occasional raindrop,” TopTenRealEstateDeals wrote.

David Caraccio is a video producer for The Sacramento Bee who was born and raised in Sacramento. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and longtime journalist who has worked for newspapers as a reporter, editor, page designer and digital content producer.

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