The Brady Bunch house is for sale.
It’s the story … of an iconic house that could get the wrecking ball.
“I have several buyers already interested,” real estate agent Jodie LeVitus Francisco was quoted as saying in an article posted Wednesday. “They’re developers for the lot size. They might tear down, but the listing agent said the family was hoping to get someone to preserve the house, and at $1.85 (million), I don’t know if a developer would pay that much.”
The 2,477-square-foot house in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles has had the same owners for 45 years, according to real estate records. The owners have died and their children are selling, the Los Angeles Times reported.
In 2016 burglars reportedly ransacked the house
To any fan of the blended-family sitcom that aired from 1969 to 1974, the house is highly recognizable from the opening and closing scenes on the series, and is frequently visited by tourists. Interior shots were filmed on a sound stage.
Wood paneling, plush carpet and plenty of closet space for bell bottoms give the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home just some of its charm — even if the Bradys didn’t really live there. The house doesn’t have the second floor window the Bradys had on TV.
“In the show, you remember it was a split level,” Carswell noted of the home’s interior, which was built on a stage at Paramount Studios. “In this home, so that it would look like that on the show, the producer’s stylist, directors had a false window applied to the front of the house so that it would appear like a full two-story.” …
The owner, Violet McCallister, also made another change to the home, installing a fence around the property. “After Ms. McCallister lived here a number of years, the fan base kept growing and growing, and the visitations by the public kept coming on. She decided she needed a little barrier, but she didn’t want to enshroud the house privately, because she realized people loved it,” Carswell explained.
McCallister’s granddaughter, Kelsey, told ET that she and her grandmother “loved” seeing all the fans show up to admire the property. “We would see all these people come up and they were full of smiles and they came from all over the world,” she recalled. “Did people come up and sing [the Brady Bunch theme song] all the time? Yes, absolutely.” …
Here’s what it looks like in TV show with the false window: