The news of Mary Tyler Moore’s passing has saddened her countless fans, but here is something that might bring a smile to your face.
The iconic home in Minneapolis that was featured as the exterior of Mary Richards’ apartment building in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” is on the market, and the photos have fans gasping in awe.
Here is what it looked like on the show:
And here is what it looks like now:
The house, a Victorian stone mansion, was used as the exterior for the apartment building where Mary Richards was meant to live. (The interior of the apartment was a Hollywood set.) Mary’s apartment was intended to be on the third story.
And what an apartment it was! Check out those gorgeous windows:
Here is a still from the very first time Mary Richards walks into the apartment, when the kooky landlord Phyllis Lindstrom is showing her the place. Of course, Mary wisely snatches it up:
And the great news is that the Victorian mansion is for sale. So if you have $1.695 million laying around, this amazing piece of history could be yours. It’s actually been on the market since 2012, and the price has come down significantly since then, so it’s kind of a steal now by comparison…
Just look at that kitchen! Kind of puts Mary Richards’ set kitchen to shame.
(Side note: Look at gorgeous Betty White in the left-hand corner!)
And that turret…
Here’s the turret on the show:
But, as beautiful as the house is, don’t think that owning a famous home doesn’t come with its drawbacks. At the time that the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” was being filmed, the owners got so tired of gawkers driving by and snapping pictures of their house that they hung a “IMPEACH NIXON” sign on the house to prevent photos. Pretty funny!
And, although the Victorian home is not where the show was actually filmed, many fans have left beautiful flowers and cards for the late star on the house steps.
How touching. Rest in peace, Mary.