Betty White’s House Demolished After Selling For $10.6 Million

Betty White’s house in Brentwood, California has been demolished only months after selling for more than $10.6 million. The “Golden Girls” star, who passed away on New Year’s Eve 2021, lived in the home from 1968 until her death. Now, it seems the new owners have different plans for the land.


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  1. It was a beautiful place. Betty White’s house was built in the 1950s and had five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a guesthouse, and a pool in the backyard. She and her third husband, Allen Ludden, moved into the property in the late ’60s, and White remained there for the rest of her life.
  2. The house sold for $3 million over the asking price. The new owner was clearly keen to secure the property in September 202, but not for any nostalgic reasons. Only three months later, the entire house has been demolished and flattened.
  3. Betty White’s Instagram page shared the news and a few photographs of what’s left of the house. “Hello all! I owe a post (or two) I know. This is such a busy time of year and coming up on the anniversary of Betty’s passing is hitting in ways I hadn’t anticipated,” the caption said. “Her Brentwood home is no more (save the fireplaces which will be gone in short order). I promise a wonderful tribute to our most wonderful lady very soon!!!!”
  4. It’s unclear what will happen to the land now. It hasn’t been revealed whether the new owner plans to build a new house in place of Betty White’s former property, or if they want to use it for a different purpose entirely. Regardless, many fans are devastated at the decision to tear it down. Many wondered why it was done, while others claimed it was “disrespectful” to the late actress’ memory. For some, it was simply a reminder that White was truly gone. It’s very sad, either way.

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