The Los Angeles property that represented the fictional Florida residence in seminal golden-age character sitcom ‘Golden Girls’ is up for sale, and for $3 million. That’s a whopper of a price for a 2,900 square-footer on a quarter acre in the Heights; time will tell whether or not its associations can sell it near ask.
A streetside look reveals a midcentury ranch with a low-slung roof, with a pleasingly green-and-groomed preamble rolling down to the perimeter. A couple of skylights and a stucco chimney give a bit of individual definition to the roofline, and a shoji screen accent riffs on a little Japanese influence.
In back, the cathedral ceiling of the great room transitions without a hiccup into the covered outdoor terrace, a lovely expression of continuation that gives the shared living spaces a wallop of optimism. Narrow-plank oak floors, shoji screen dividers, built-in shelving, a faithful midcentury fireplace with a raised hearth, and a masonry accent wall also pop up in the home.
The kitchen deserves special mention. Creamy aquamarine, custard and pea soup sound off-putting when discussing paint tones and not the lunch menu, but in the context of the preserved modern style the combination comes off winningly.