Last month, Betty White’s Carmel waterfront retreat generated much interest before selling in an apparent bidding frenzy. The 3,621 sq. ft. beach house appeared on the open market in early spring tagged at $7.95 million; within a few weeks it went to a new owner for nearly $11 million.
White’s in-town house followed the Carmel slice of heaven in short order. A 1952-built farmhouse perched on a .72-acre lot in the Brentwood Park community, the 3,029 sq. ft. five-bedroom is as compelling as the Monterey property, in its own way. On its first time to market in half a century, it is priced at $10.575 million.
Although being sold for land value, the house—if structurally sound—could make a fine revision opportunity. The invitational nature of the style — covered porch entry, bay window, dormers — is enhanced by the choice of canary yellow for the front door and shutters, and the addition of a bit of fieldstone.
In back of the house, a patio, pool and pool house combination gives way to a fair-sized plateau of lawn, with mature trees and shrubs forming a leafy privacy wall on either side.