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Betty White’s Carmel, California, Beach House Sells as Her L.A. Property Hits the Market

The late Golden Girls star owned the homes for 40 years and over 50 years, respectively

By Architectural Digest US | April 29, 2022 | Architecture

Fans worldwide cried out when Betty White died on New Year’s Eve of 2021, just two weeks shy of her 100th birthday. Though only a few months have gone by, one of White’s homes, a beachside home in Carmel, California, has already sold. And now, her primary residence, in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Los Angeles, has officially been listed.

White’s former Carmel beach house. Aerial Canvas for Sotheby’s International Realty

Per Dirt, White and her late husband Allen Ludden commissioned the Carmel traditional-style home in 1981, and though Ludden didn’t live to see its completion, it’s clear after 40 years of ownership that White enjoyed it plenty. All wood and stone, the four bedroom, five bathroom home was perfectly designed for its beachside placement, both in its laid back style and with the excess of backside windows that allowed a crisp view of the ocean from many of its rooms. The 3,621 square foot home found a buyer within two weeks at a price of $10.775 million—nearly three million above asking.

The exterior of the Carmel home. Aerial Canvas for Sotheby’s International Realty

Her three quarters of an acre L.A. property was listed today as a tear down, with only the exterior available for potential buyers to tour. The home was reportedly White’s primary residence since she and Ludden moved in in the 1960s, about ten years after the colonial-style five bedroom, six bathroom house was built. Bright yellow shutters and white siding fit make the home perfectly suited to the sunny locale, as does the swimming pool.

Both buyer and seller of the Carmel property were represented by Nicole Truszkowski and Zak Freedman of Sotheby’s International Realty Carmel Brokerage. The listing for the Brentwood home is held by Marlene Okulick of Sotheby’s International Realty Pacific Palisades Brokerage.

Words by Rachel Davies

This article originally appeared on Architectural Digest.

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