Roseanne show home
It’s not as grand as the “Home Alone” house, nor as charming as Mary Richard’s apartment in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and it appeared a generation after Archie Bunker’s television debut as American provocateur on race and class issues in “All In The Family,” which featured exterior shots of a real Queens, NY house. But there’s something very middle America and reassuring about the house where “Roseanne” made a home.
That familiar bungalow at 619 S. Runnymeade Ave, Evansville, IN, 47714 recently hit the market for $129,000, and word is that a Twitter message prompted Roseanne Barr to say she knew someone who wanted it.
Whether the person the sitcom star spoke of stepped up to the plate is unknown, but the house was removed from the market Feb. 5 after being for sale less than a month.
The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is not far from the University of Evansville campus and has undergone a complete remodel. The list price was just $5,000 more than the current owners paid in 2009. There’s a fenced yard and a two-car garage, which are nice amenities, but nowhere near as compelling to “Roseanne” fans as the actual fact of the house itself.
While “Roseanne” was filmed on a studio lot in California, it’s always been a nice bit of authenticity that a sitcom that put the everyday lives of working-class Americans on center stage used an actual house for its “role model.”