HGTV sells iconic house from ‘The Brady Bunch’ at a loss for $3.2 million
Written by oasis96.3 on September 13, 2023
(USA Today) – The “Brady Bunch” house will be accommodating fewer inhabitants than its famous TV brood after its recent sale.
The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home in North Hollywood, outside of Los Angeles, has been sold for $3.2 million to Tina Trahan, a superfan of the show and wife of former HBO chief executive Chris Albrecht.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the sale is $2.3 million less than the $5.5 million asking price by HGTV when the home went on the market in May. The network bought the property in 2019 for $3.5 million and spent almost $2 million in renovations to gussy up the house for its series, “A Very Brady Renovation,” hosted by Drew and Jonathan Scott.
What is next for ‘The Brady Bunch’ house?
Trahan, a collector of unusual homes, told WSJ that she plans to use the home primarily for fundraising and charitable events.
“Nobody is going to live in it,” she told the newspaper. “No one is going in there to make pork chops and applesauce in that kitchen. Anything you might do to make the house livable would take away from what I consider artwork.”
On the HGTV show, the Scott brothers worked with stars of “The Brady Bunch” to recreate details of the pop-culture landmark, which served as the centerpiece of the show when it aired from 1969-74.
Trahan said she thinks the network overpaid for the house in 2018 when it became embroiled in a bidding war with former NSYNC member Lance Bass. According to WSJ, homes on that block in Studio City are typically priced between $1-$3 million.
The house remains an exact replica of the ‘70s sitcom, which, according to HGTV, includes “the iconic floating staircase, the burnt orange-and-avocado green kitchen, the kids’ Jack-n-Jill bathroom and a backyard with a swing set, teeter totter and Tiger’s dog house.