Any Mary Tyler Moore Show fans out there? I used to watch the reruns on TV after school and always wanted to see more of that fabulous old Victorian that she lived in. Since the 1970s, the house in Minneapolis where the exterior shots were filmed has been renovated and updated, and it’s now on the market for $2.895 million.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show House on TV in the 1970s:
Mary’s iconic third-story apartment was one of the first TV show sets I researched and wrote about because it’s one of my faves.
Mary standing outside the house during the first season:
Like the house on the show, the real one had been divided into apartments at one time, but it has since been restored to a single family home.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show House Today:
The house was built around 1900 (an earlier listing says 1892).
The woodwork in the entry is gorgeous:
It has about 9,500 square feet.
The agent’s description:
“Blending turn of the century vintage charm with a contemporary use of space, this exceptional property offers both generous public rooms and an open main level family room/gourmet kitchen complex which is clearly the heart of the home. Second-level bedrooms retain their Victorian aesthetic (highlighted by ornate millwork, bayed rooms and leaded glass transom accents), while the third level includes a second family room and quaint turreted office/studio.”
The newer kitchen addition is huge.
There are 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.
Mary lived in an apartment on the third floor on the show. They gave her a (bigger) version of the windows that we always saw from the outside:
In real life, it was an unfinished attic, and the windows and ceilings were less grand. It was finished more recently and turned into a guest suite with a bonus room: