The iconic The Brady Bunch home, as you saw in the opening and ending credits of the popular ’70s TV show, is for sale for US$1.885 million.
Records show George and Violet McCallister bought the 2,477 square foot, two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in the Studio City neighbourhood of Los Angeles in 1973 for $61,000.
The inside of the home isn’t the same as we saw on the show; all interior Brady Bunch scenes were shot in a studio. Real estate agent Ernie Carswell told the Los Angeles Times the house has been updated and upgraded, while the outside still bears a resemblance to its former glory.
Carswell says a rock-wall fireplace, wood-panelled walls and floral wallpaper are vintage touches of what homes looked like in the ’70s. Pictures featured in the Times show a decorative house trapped in time, and it still has a very strong ’70s feel, replete with golden doorknobs and floral wallpaper.
The agent says the home attracts 30 to 50 visitors a day. Apparently, the owners died and their children are selling the property.
“We’re preparing for an avalanche,” said Carswell to Tribune Media. “Emails, telephone calls — we may see upwards of 500 calls a day.”
There is a fear that a potential buyer may want to tear down the property, erasing the memory associated with the home. Carswell insisted that they won’t jump on any big offer from a developer who wants to build something new on the lot.
“We’re going to wait a few days, in case there are others who want to purchase it as an investment to preserve it,” he said.
The Brady Bunch ran from 1969 to 1974, and is widely considered to be one of the most memorable family TV shows of all time.
— With files from The Associated PressFollow @CJancelewicz
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