It’s not everyday that a home of a beloved actress goes up for sale. The late Estelle Getty, who starred as matriarch Sophia Petrillo, Dorothy’s mother, on the iconic show The Golden Girls, first bought the home at 1240 N. Wetherly Drive in 1994 and lived there until 2001. The current owners who are listing the property have lived there for 20 years and have thoughtfully updated and restored every inch of the home to perfection.
The estate was first built in 1948 and is located in the private Lower Doheny Estates gated property, which is surrounded by lush greenery. It has five bedrooms and four bathrooms and spans 4,356 square feet. Situated far from the street, the home features a double-gated driveway, a pedestrian walkway and 12-foot hedging to keep prying eyes at bay. The private property extends 300 feet and features a manicured front lawn, six-car parking and an attached two-car garage.
A historic estate such as this, and in such a coveted area, rarely hits the market. Future homeowners will be impressed by its many amenities, including a 1,700-bottle wine cellar on the lower level, airy office suite, outdoor dining areas, a second grassy lawn, a Hollywood-style pool, dog run, vegetable garden, gas barbecue and covered outdoor entertaining area near the pool. The outdoor entertainment area also comes with a service bar, sink, refrigerator and built-in cabinets. There are also multiple patios around the pool, a brick-paved dining area and rear balcony. Mature trees tower over the spacious backyard, ideal for families and animals to enjoy.