The estate of Bea Arthur is for sale more than five years after her death. The longtime Los Angeles-area home of the late “Golden Girls” star has been listed for a $16 million, according to a report by HNGN on Thursday. Arthur lived in the home from 1975 until her death in 2009.
Bea Arthur’s estate is a true Hollywood showplace, especially for fans of her work, because she lived in the home for most of her career. The beloved actress was best known for her role in the ‘70s sitcom “Maude” and for her later turn as the character Dorothy Zbornack in the hit series “The Golden Girls.” She also had a prolific career on Broadway, earning a Tony Award for her performance in the show “Mame.”
The actress first moved into her 7,085-square-foot estate in 1975. The home was built in 1924 and designed by Cliff May, the pioneer of California ranch-style homes. For a $16 million, interested buyers will get a four-acre property in Brentwood’s Sullivan Canyon with vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams and painted brick fireplaces, an updated gourmet kitchen and a spa-like master bath, as well as a swimming pool, tennis court and waterfalls. The house was renovated in the mid-2000s by Arthur’s son, builder-designer Matthew Saks.
According to Curbed, Arthur once said she loved living out in canyon country because she could “walk around without anything on and nobody cares.” Bea Arthur’s estate has belonged to a trust in her name since her death. While it’s now up for sale for the first time since the 1970s, it was actually listed for rent several years ago for a reported $60,000 a month.
It will be interesting to see how long the property is listed. While $16 million is a lot of money, owning Bea Arthur’s estate would be priceless for any fan of the late “Golden Girls” legend.