Betty White spent final days in home she didn’t want to live in
Home isn’t always where the heart is.
Betty White spent her final years in a home she didn’t really want to live in, The Post can report.
White, who passed away on Friday morning, lived in a five-bedroom, six-bathroom Brentwood home, located in West Los Angeles.
But if the trailblazing actress had it her way, she would have remained at her longtime marital home in Carmel, which she first built with her late husband, Allen Ludden, when they bought the land in 1978.
“She never wanted to leave her home in Carmel, but was forced to for at home care,” a source told The Post. “Los Angeles was more accessible.”
“If she had it her way, Betty would’ve lived and died in that home [in Carmel]. It’s the home she shared with her husband, it’s where she felt more comfortable.”
Ludden, her third and final husband, passed away from stomach cancer back in 1981.
Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department told The Post, “foul play was not suspected,” but that officers responded to a radio call Friday at about 9:30 a.m. concerning “a natural death investigation” at the Los Angeles home of the 99-year-old titan.
White was just weeks shy from her 100th birthday.
“The Golden Girls” actress, who originally hailed from the Chicago suburbs, moved to California in her youth, and grew up in Los Angeles.
The City of Angels is also where her story ended.
Her final home stands in the affluent neighborhood of Brentwood. Located at N. Carmelina Ave. and surrounded by lush hedges, the home is modest — but still appears to have been an attraction for passing-by visitors to take in.
With a white wooden exterior and yellow shutters, the 3,029-square-foot spread has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. It dates to 1952 and stands on about three-quarters of an acre, according to Realtor.
Meanwhile, her Carmel house on Ribera Rd. overlooked the ocean. Made up of two bedrooms and five-bathrooms, the coastal home spanned over 3,600 square feet.
White and her husband purchased the plot of land to build the charming abode for only $170,000 at the time, property records show.
In 2017, White gave fans a tour of her Carmel home.
The Los Angeles lair, as well as her home in Carmel, were known to have stuffed animal rooms. She had a lifelong love of real animals, but she mentioned her love for the stuffed variety in her book “If You Ask Me,” published in 2011.
“You won’t be surprised to learn that I love stuffed animals,” she wrote. “Both at my home in Los Angeles and at my house in Carmel there is a special room devoted to them, filled to capacity. I especially love the exotic ones — there is an anteater, a rhinoceros, a beluga whale, an armadillo, a bear — not a Teddy, a grizzly — the list goes on.”
What’s more, she even spoke to them.
“I never enter that room without speaking to the animals,” she wrote. “[I say], ‘Hi guys!’ And I never leave it without saying, ‘See you later. I love you.’ Out loud!”