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Bea Arthur's Estate Selling Her Long-Time Home in the Brentwood Wilds For $16 Million

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From 1975 until her death in 2009, this bucolic spread in Brentwood's Sullivan Canyon was the home of Bea Arthur: actress, activist, gay icon, star of Maude and the Golden Girls. In 1998, she told A&U magazine "This is country out here...I can walk around without anything on and nobody cares, and it's just lovely." The estate, built in 1924, was originally designed by Cliff May, the father of the California Ranch house, but was majorly renovated in the mid-aughts by Matt Saks, Arthur's son. The house has belonged to a trust in Arthur's name since her death, and it's now up for sale for the first time since the 1970s.

The property comes with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a dining room, media room, "gourmet kitchen/great room," plus a pool, spa, tennis court, hiking trails, and waterfalls on nearly four acres. It was up for rent a few years back, for $60,000 a month, and is now selling for $15.995 million.

· 2000 Old Ranch Rd [Redfin]
· Bea Arthur's Cliff May-Designed House in the Wilds of Brentwood [Curbed LA]