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Why ‘Golden Girl’ Betty White Couldn’t Wait To Return To Her Carmel, Calif., Home

Hollywood legend Betty White spent her last years dreaming of returning to the Carmel, California, home that she built with her husband, according to recent reports.

The renowned actress, who began her television career in 1939, died last Friday. White, well known for playing Rose on the popular 1980s sitcom “The Golden Girls,” would have turned 100 on January 17.

However, instead of being in his beloved Carmel residence, White died in his The Brentwood House in western Los Angeles. She moved to the five-bedroom, six-bath home to facilitate better home care because “Los Angeles was more accessible,” a source told New York Post.

“If she had, Betty would have lived and died in this house” in Carmel, the source said. “This is the house she shared with her husband. This is where she felt most comfortable.

White and her late husband Allen Ludden, a game show host, bought the 0.28 acre property in Carmel overlooking the ocean for just $ 170,000 in 1978, according to® data. Three years later, construction of a two-bedroom, 4.5-bath house of just over 3,600 square feet was complete.

Sadly, Ludden was diagnosed with end-stage stomach cancer soon after. He spent two nights at the house and died about four months later, according to the magazine OKAY!

The 17-room home is now valued at $ 2,013,000, according to

In 2017, White gave his fans a tour “Cradle. Viewers got a glimpse of his cream-colored kitchen with a fridge ‘stocked with energy drinks and gluten-free mac and cheese,’ White said. His kitchen island was adorned with two rooster statues with a bouquet of flowers. between them.

She also showed off her aquarium, with her collection of “priceless” tropical fish, which appeared to be placed in a wooden frame like a painting.

She took viewers to her bedroom with a four poster bed with a floral comforter and checkered curtains “where the magic happens”. Magic turned out to be a magician and his assistant.

“Well, what do you think I mean?” Asked the alum of the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” with a small laugh and a shrug.

White’s last house was white with bright yellow shutters. The 3,000 square foot residence was built on three quarters of an acre lot in 1952.

Both of White’s houses would have had rooms devoted to stuffed animals.

“I especially like the exotics – there’s an anteater, a rhino, a beluga, an armadillo, a bear – not a teddy, a grizzly – the list goes on,” the cultural icon wrote in her 2011 book. , “If You ask me.”

Fans showed up outside White’s Brentwood home after his death to say goodbye and lay flowers.

“She was so sweet and caring. She was America’s grandmother. I saw my grandmother in her, ”Michael Douglas, 37, of Los Angeles, told the New York Post. He was wearing a “Golden Girls” face mask. “Our parents grew up watching her, and then we grew up watching her shows. I am just very sad.

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Cory E. Barnes

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