The L.A. Home That Starred in the “The Golden Girls” Lists for $3M

The ’80s sitcom might have been set in Miami, but the home is actually located in Los Angeles.
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You can now own the 1950s midcentury that played home to the comedic adventures of Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia of The Golden Girls. Although the hit sitcom—which ran from 1985 to 1992—was set in Miami, the residence actually rests on a shaded lot in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood.

For the first time in 65 years, the midcentury home that starred in The Golden Girls has surfaced on the market in Los Angeles. While the hit show took place in Miami, the residence that Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia called home is actually located in the Brentwood area.

On the market for the first time in 65 years, the four-bedroom home was built in 1955 by award-winning Hawaiian architects Johnson and Perkins. The midcentury was inspired by Japanese and Hawaiian architecture, and it sports an interior that’s worlds apart from the fictional show’s set.

Unlike the small, intimate interior featured in the show, the residence has a large, open layout that spans nearly 3,000 square feet. High, vaulted ceilings enhance the voluminous feel, while a natural color palette creates a tranquil environment throughout.

The home was inspired by Japanese and Hawaiian architecture, and it features a trove of original details, including the stone fireplace and oak flooring in the living room. Clerestory windows top the sliding doors which lead to a large, covered patio.

Measuring 2,901 square feet, the dwelling boasts impeccably maintained period details, including an original turquoise, avocado, and yellow kitchen. Restored oak floors, floor-to-ceiling glass, clerestory windows, and vaulted, beamed ceilings can be found throughout. Sliding Japanese shoji screens eliminate the need for drapes, while still allowing plenty of light to illuminate the interior.

Steps away from the living room is the dining area, which connects directly to the backyard. 

The free-flowing layout connects the primary living areas, which extend outdoors thanks to a large, covered patio at the rear facade. Down the hall from the living areas are four bedrooms, as well as three renovated baths. A well-lit office offers a quiet space to work. Keep scrolling to see more of the home, listed for $2,999,000.

In contrast to the neutral palette found throughout the home, the kitchen features the original, cheerful color combination of turquoise, avocado green, and yellow.  Custom cabinetry and built-in shelving offer ample storage, while long counters provide plenty of room for meal prep.

A peek into one of the home’s four bedrooms, which offers direct access to the backyard. 

All three bathrooms have been renovated to accommodate modern-day living. This one comes with an oversized shower and double vanity.

An office is located near one of the far corners of the home, offering a quiet space to work.

Sliding glass doors open the living room to the covered, stone-paved patio in the backyard. A skylight brightens up the open-air space, which caters to easy entertaining. 

A view of the restored home from the backyard.

245 N Saltair Ave in Brentwood, California listed for $2,999,000 by Rachelle Rosten of Douglas Elliman.

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