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.
In the 1970s, the house in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the exterior shots were filmed was showing its age a bit, with peeling white paint. Since then it has been completely restored and is looking like the classic beauty she is.
The “Mary Tyler Moore Show” house is now on the market for $2.895 million, so let’s take a look back at this iconic house from the classic TV show!
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” House on TV
In the pilot we see Mary pulling up to the house in her car and get our first glimpse of it.
In the fourth season, this was the exterior shot they used on the show,
apparently thinking we wouldn’t notice that it was a different house altogether:
On the sitcom, Mary lived in an apartment on the third floor:
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.
The real house has 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.
The listing for the 9,500-square-foot home says:
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.
To see how the iconic Victorian at 2104 Kenwood Parkway looks today,
check the Barry Berg Group listing and the article at the Star Tribune.
Compare it to more photos from the sets here: Mary Richards’ Apartment.
Visit my Houses Onscreen page to see the other shows I’ve featured, listed A-Z.