The location for Designing Women, one the 1980s most prominent and well loved television shows, is now up for sale.
According to Arkansas Online, the 4,847 square-foot house is located in Little Rock’s Quapaw Quarter and offers two parlors, four bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a kitchen, a library, a formal dining room and a basement. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of storage room!
Designing Women was technically set in Atlanta, but the home is actually located in Arkansas. The beautiful estate, known as Villa Marre, was built in 1881 and has served as a popular event venue. We can definitely see why with its sleek design. It was built in the Second Empire architectural style that shows off its Italian influences. Upon walking into the home, visitors are greeted by a warm, walnut staircase and a muraled ceiling.
Home-buyers will love the fact that it also comes with a 2,247-square-foot carriage house with three rental apartments on the property called, “Sugarbaker House.”
The property, being listed as a private residence and a commercial space, has an asking price of $950,000. Also good to note: any event dates already scheduled for the venue will be honored as part of the sales contract.
Villa Marre was a residential home for eight years and prior to that, it was open for tours as part of the Quapaw Quarter Association, dating back to 1979, according to Country Living.
While Designing Women went off the air a while ago now, it would still be so reminiscent to own such a beautiful piece of television history.