Yesterday we took a look at Mary Richards’ third-story apartment from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Today I thought I’d show you what the Queen Anne Victorian really looks like. Here’s the information from the 2007 real estate listing information, when it was on the market for $3.6 million in Minneapolis, Minnesota:
This 1892 Queen Anne Victorian was the setting for the Mary Tyler Moore show. Recently and completely renovated for today’s family. The main floor parlor and living room have incredible woodwork. A new kitchen and family room, suitable for entertaining, and a totally new master bath, was added to the home. There is a 3rd-floor guest suite with three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a separate living area. This home offers a three car garage, and over 9,000 square feet.
Here’s an image of it used on the show in 1970, and the photo above is what it looks like now.
In this exterior shot, Mary walks out of the house toward the street and you can see the chain link fence that used to surround the old house. Thankfully, it’s gone now!
The renovation included a nearly 3,000 square-foot addition that added two bedrooms, three baths, and expanded the kitchen. Here are the photos featured in the real estate listing:
The sweeping mahogany staircase in the entry:
This article explains that the house now has exercise, sauna, crafts, office and billiards rooms and servants or nanny’s quarters. The third-floor space–which the owners referred to as the “Mary Tyler Moore Suite”–went from being unfinished attic space to a home office and media room.
I found these two photos of the dining room from an earlier listing, before the renovation several years ago, but there weren’t any photos of it in the more recent listing. I’d love to see what changes, if any, they made to it:
The kitchen, which is now four times its original size:
The house has 8 bedrooms, 5 full baths, and 4 half baths. This is the master bedroom:
I found this photo taken of it a few years before its renovation, when it was very brown. At the time it sold for around $1 million:
The house had been divided into apartments like they were on the TV show, but the extensive renovation returned it to a single-family dwelling. (Thanks to Derek of Derek M Designs for sending me these photos from the former listings!)
P.S. If you missed it, check out my earlier post about the sets:
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