Annie Potts lists house fitting for 'Designing Women' star

Annie Potts lists house fitting for 'Designing Women' star
Jennifer Karmon
·Homes Editor
Potts picked her tile based on Frida Kahlo's Mexico City kitchen. Click an image for a slideshow.
Potts picked her tile based on Frida Kahlo's Mexico City kitchen. Click an image for a slideshow.
The master bath. Click a photo for a slideshow.
The master bath. Click a photo for a slideshow.

She's not an interior designer, but she played one on TV.

It's the kind of endorsement to make you roll your eyes, but Annie Potts' real-life house really does look as if she might have channeled her inner Mary Jo Shively (an interior designer on the hit '80s sitcom "Designing Women"), maybe cross-pollinated with a bit of Iona (Andie's grown-up friend and mentor in the 1986 movie "Pretty in Pink").

In other words, Potts' 6,500-square-foot house is overflowing with fearless personality. (Click here or on a photo to see it.)

The house is in the Valley, in Los Angeles' Tarzana area. She bought it with her husband in 2003, but they've been spending less time there since her stint on Broadway in "Pippin," according to the Wall Street Journal -- one of the reasons they've decided to list it. They're asking $6.5 million.

She told the Journal that she oversaw a painstaking renovation of the 1934 hacienda-style house -- "stood over every workman and made sure every screw, every nail was done right. ... I'm a deeply demented person and I had to do that."

The listing photos suggest that she went out of her way to preserve the home's historic character and charm. You'll find a pinkish-lavender sink, a red-and-black master bath, ceramic-tile kitchen countertops and bright jewel-tone colors absolutely everywhere. The style is very old-school L.A., where Spanish and Moorish influences rub elbows with a bit of Hollywood Regency style.

Click here or on a photo to launch a slideshow of designing woman Annie Potts' house.

P.S. If you're still struggling to put a face to the name, she also played Janine Melnitz, the receptionist (and Egon Spengler's love) in "Ghostbusters":