An image of the demolished house was shared on White’s official Instagram page, with the caption: "Hello all! I owe a post (or two) I know. This is such a busy time of year and coming up on the anniversary of Betty’s passing is hitting in ways I hadn’t anticipated.
"Her Brentwood home is no more (save the fireplaces which will be gone in short order). I promise a wonderful tribute to our most wonderful lady very soon!!!!"
People in the comments were quick to voice their concern, with one saying: “Why in the world would they tear it down?”
Another said: “This is terrible! Why demolish such a beautiful icons home not even a full year after her passing?!”
White died at the age of 99 on New Year's EveBrian To/Getty Images for The Lifeline Program
However, as others pointed out, it was up to the buyer how they treated the property and the land purchased.
“Why are people so shocked that it’s been torn down! You need to understand that it wasn’t the house that was valued at $10 million it was the LAND! Whoever bought it was only interested in the land and not the house! The house had been ripped out as was no longer in time with the houses in the area.”
Another said: “The house is being sold at land value, with financially qualified buyers encouraged to ‘build [their] dream home on a flat lot in a serene country setting.’”
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