Inside Betty White’s iconic California home

Betty White’s former home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is currently on the market for $7.95 million. The “Queen of TV” built the property on the Monterey Peninsula with her TV presenter Allen Ludden in 1978 before he passed away in 1981.

Producer and actress Betty White became the first woman to write, produce and star in a sitcom – life with Elizabeth. She is also known for playing Rose Nylund in The golden girls and hospitality Saturday night live.

She’s won eight Emmys and a Grammy during her 80-year career, so it seems only fitting that one of America’s most famous actors should own one the world’s best houses. Here we explore the property by the sea.

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Nestled on the edge of Ribera and Monastery Beach, the 3,621-square-foot home is a maze of nature decoration ideas bringing 1970s ownership to contemporary California. The property features walls of glass and organic building materials, including light wood walls and ceilings and a striking stone fireplace in the living room.

These neutral materials give the space a light and airy aesthetic while contrasting with the blues and greens of the surrounding ocean.

Betty White's home in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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In addition to the main living area, the home features an interchangeable dining room that can be used as an extension of the kitchen or more formally, with the option to break up the open plan area and become a separate room.

Therefore versatile Idea of ​​an open kitchen allows guests to host a dinner party away from their food prep room – or continue their kitchen party in a dining room with views over the coast.

Betty White's home in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Upstairs the house has four bedrooms including a master suite with another fireplace and an ensuite bathroom with a Betty designed vanity.

Betty White's home in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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While the interiors of the home are something to consider, it is garden ideas are just as impressive. Perhaps the most impressive part of the exterior is the patio, which includes manicured landscaping of grass, shrubs and flower beds. The terrace overlooks the rugged coastal cliffs and a stretch of white sand beach to the left of the property.

Betty White's home in Carmel-by-the-Sea

(Image credit: Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty)

Nicole Truszkowski and Zak Freedman of Sotheby’s International Realty, Carmel, hold the $7.95 million listing. Photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstates.com.

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