A great example of that is the iconic Brady Bunch house at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio City. Even though the interior scenes for the iconic show were actually filmed on a sound stage, this house was used for exterior locations — and that was enough to spark a bidding war when the home actually came on sale.
According to a new report from the Los Angeles Times, network HGTV outbid a number of prospective buyers to purchase the home at a whopping $3.5 million. That is almost more than double the original asking price of $1.885 million! The main reason that the price was that high in the first place was because of the show’s connection to the classic series. (One of the bidders on the home was Lance Bass, for those curious.) The report mentions that none of the bidders had any intention of destroying the home; instead, most plan to renovate the interior while keeping the front façade largely untouched to replicate the house’s famous history.
With HGTV now in control of the house, we have to assume that they are going to find some unique ways to utilize this house for specials and some other programming in the future. We can already envision them doing some sort of series about restoring this house to exactly what it would have looked like in the golden age of the series.
The news about the Brady Bunch house comes after Full House creator Jeff Franklin purchased the San Francisco home that was used for a long time for exterior shots on that series and Fuller House. (Franklin has since been dismissed from his position as primary showrunner.)
If anything else happens with this house, we will let you know.
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