Sure, she could turn the world on with her smile, and millions of fans tuned in each week to watch Mary Tyler Moore take on the big city — that being Minneapolis — in her eponymous show “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” It aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977.
Everyone who saw the show remembers the Victorian house in the opening title sequence where Mary was renting an upstairs apartment. Here it is:
Now, let’s hope that love is all around the Minneapolis house. The home, which has become something of a tourist attraction is now for sale. TopTenRealEstate Deals has the scoop: “Even though the house was given a fictitious address in the series, fans finally figured out the real address and it started becoming a tourist destination with 30 tour buses a day as many as ten years after the program ended. Fans were constantly knocking on the door looking for “Mary” and drove the woman who lived there to distraction. She finally hung a sign under Mary’s supposed apartment window that read “Impeach Nixon.” It didn’t work as intended and the house continued to draw as many onlookers as before.
“Today this iconic house is for sale to someone who craves living in a 1900 Victorian that has been so perfectly restored and updated that all they have to do is move in and start living. Within its 9,500 square feet are 7 bedrooms, 9 baths, multiple terraces and upper level decks, two family rooms, turret office, gym, sauna, and much more. Many Victorian features remain such as leaded-glass transoms, bayed rooms and ornate millwork. The lot is a third of an acre with a 3-car garage that has its own turret.” Here’s one of the bathrooms. The only thing missing? Phyllis and Rhoda:
Priced at $2.895 million, the house is listed by Barry Berg Group/Coldwell Banker in Minneapolis.
For more information and more photos of the house, go to the realtor’s site: http://barryberggroup.com/listing-details/1122/2104-kenwood-parkway/