If you were around in the 1980s, you’re probably familiar with the TV Show The Golden Girls. If you didn’t have the opportunity to catch it on the airwaves 30+ years ago, you can still binge-watch it on Netflix. The iconic Las Angeles home that was the setting for the show is now for sale, listed for $2.9 million. Let’s check it out.
Even from the street, the view is impressive. A well-manicured lawn stretches from the front of the house, which is bordered by a concrete driveway that leads to an attached garage.
What’s unique about the home is its design and decor — vaulted ceilings, large, open rooms, Japanese shoji screens, and Hawaiian-style elements. You’ll find oak floors and floor-to-ceiling glass throughout.
The living area — complete with a fireplace, of course, features glass walls, shelving, and a cathedral ceiling. It’s an inviting spot to relax or entertain friends. From here, a wide entry-way leads to the dining room with its ultra-modern furnishings.
The kitchen is designed with turquoise “floating cabinets” above the countertops, while the lower cabinets are painted green. There’s a smaller dining area here, too. Pendant lights give the kitchen a warm ambiance.
This beautiful home boasts four bedrooms and four baths. The bedrooms are large enough to include sitting areas and have huge windows — and in some cases, glass doors —that complement the open floor plan. The primary bath comes with a two-sink vanity, tub, and shower enclosure. Frosted glass windows afford plenty of privacy. The smallest bathroom is a powder room.
A virtual description of The Golden Girls home is incomplete without mentioning the home office. The way this room is decked out almost makes it look like a smaller version of the living room, sans the fireplace. It’s furnished with a swivel chair, a couch, and a desk that looks a lot like a coffee table. I’d say this little nook gives you some flexibility to repurpose it or customize it to suit your tastes.
All the natural light that floods this home is the ultimate invitation to spend some time outside. So let’s step out onto the covered patio. Yes, it has a vaulted ceiling, too, with a skylight installed. This large outdoor area looks out on a sprawling lawn and plenty of greenery. This would be an ideal place to watch the sunrise with your morning coffee or relax at the end of the day, enjoying the evening tranquility.
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls aired from 1985 -1992 and follows four older women, all divorced or widowed, as they navigate life together as roommates. England’s Queen Elizabeth enjoyed The Golden Girls so much that she asked them to perform a live episode just for her, which they did. Betty White, the oldest of “the girls”, was the longest-surviving cast member. Another fun fact: Throughout the show’s seven seasons, the four women ate more than 100 cheesecakes. In real life, though, actress Bea Arthur couldn’t stand the desert.
Photo credit: Brandon Valente, Brandon V Photography
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.