In the Candy’s Media Group family, there’s at least one person with a special place in her heart for the sitcom Designing Women (maybe specifically, Julia Sugarbaker, but that’s neither here nor there). So that one person may have gotten very excited when the historic Villa Marre in Little Rock went on the market.
Why? Because Villa Marre, in addition to being a grand historic mansion, is also the exterior that stood in for the Atlanta mansion the Sugarbakers worked in.
But before it was the title card for the popular series, Villa Marre was home to Angelo and Jennie Marre, who had the home built in 1881 as a reminder of their Italian heritage. The home was built in about a year, and was valued at $5,000 at the time. (more…)