Betty White’s Carmel-by-the-Sea home hits market for $8M

The beloved comedienne and almost-centenarian had the home commissioned in 1981

Betty White with 2625 Ribera Rd (Getty, Redfin, iStock, Illustration by Shea Monahan for the Real Deal)
Betty White with 2625 Ribera Rd (Getty, Redfin, iStock, Illustration by Shea Monahan for the Real Deal)

The Carmel-by-the-Sea home of Betty White, the beloved actress who died just shy of her hundredth birthday, hit the market with an asking price of $7.95 million.

The house, which the comedienne and her third husband, game show host Allen Ludden, had commissioned shortly after filming for the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” wrapped, is on more than an acre directly above Carmel Bay, reported.

The pair paid $170,000 for the parcel in 1978 and spent only a few nights in the newly completed home together before Ludden died from complications associated with stomach cancer in 1981, a few days before the couple’s 18th wedding anniversary.

White died on New Year’s Eve 2021, just two and a half weeks before the star would have turned 100.

The 3,621-square-foot home is mostly hidden from street view, save for the garage and roof, and features wall-to-wall carpeting and extensive wood paneling inside. Ridge-line skylights in the cathedral ceiling provide natural light to the home’s top level and large picture windows frame the coastline view.

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The home also has a rough-cut stone fireplace in the living room, shoji screens that can separate the dining room from the kitchen and sliding glass doors that lead out to a tiled terrace.

Each floor of the home has a bedroom with a guest suite on the lowest level and the primary suite on the second floor. A guest bedroom is also on the first floor and another adjoining bedroom is located next to the primary bedroom on the second floor.

All three levels of the home are connected via an outdoor staircase that leads down into the backyard.

A few miles south, the oceanfront home where Sharon Stone’s character lived in “Basic Instinct” has hit the market for $30 million. Built in 1983 by adventurer Steve Fossett, the “Lodge at Spindrift” is one of five homes in the Seven Coves residential compound.

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