Growing up, there have been certain TV shows that have impacted our lives more than we care to admit.
One of these shows was The Brady Bunch. Plenty of us wished we were a member of the blended family, but most of us would settle for living in their inviting home.
Luckily for us, the famous house is now for sale, but it'll set you back some cold hard cash. But, if you can't afford the $1.88 million price tag, you can still take a peek of what could have been your most prized real estate yet.
The traditional style split house is located in the Colfax Meadows neighborhood in Studio City, California, and was shown in every episode's interludes and opening and closing scenes.
While the show's interior rooms were shot inside ABC's studios, and not this retro home, there is still plenty of space in the two-bedroom, three-bathroom house.
This humble abode was purchased by Violet and George McCallister in 1973 for $61,000 and despite going through several upgrades, the 70s style decor has remained in tact.
The house has 2,500 square feet of living space, not including the expansion of downstairs' family room on a 12,500-square-foot lot, close to the L.A. River. Like in The Brady Bunch, their garage was also turned into a recreational room.
The Living Room
Since it's situated in an area that has caught the eye of local developers, the home owners hope to sell the property to people who wish to keep the house intact.
“We’re not going to accept the first big offer from a developer who wants to tear it down,” Ernie Carswell, a Douglas Elliman agent who is listing the property said. “We’re going to wait a few days, in case there are others who want to purchase it as an investment to preserve it.”
Although the interior is different than what we saw on our TV screens, it still comes with an abundance of charm. The living room is still decorated as if it were nearly 50 years ago, and includes a rock-wall fireplace, wood-paneled walls, and a built-in bar.
The vintage-looking space is covered in floral wallpaper and matching window coverings and piano bench. In case you're wondering, the home’s MusiCall intercom and whole-house radio are also still in there.
“This is a postcard of exactly what homes looked like in the 1970s,” Carswell said.
Despite the series ending in 1974, fans of The Brady Bunch are still coming around to see the iconic house and take pictures.
According to Carswell, an average of 30 to 50 visitors come to see the property a day, and expects there to be major interest in the home.
“We’re preparing for an avalanche. Emails, telephone calls — we may see upwards of 500 calls a day,” he said, adding that viewings will only be given by appointment only.
“I just don’t think we can have a Sunday open house where 1,000 people show up,” Carswell said. “We’d be inviting chaos.”
Violet McCallister, the mother of an almost-Brady “bunch” of five sons, was never bothered by the daily visitors who came to take a picture or drive by the house, according to Carswell.
The former residents had a large family as well, but when the amount of rowdy visitors were able to get close enough to the front door, they made the decision to build a low brick wall to keep them at bay.
According to Joe Maddalena, the founder of the “Profiles in History” memorabilia dealer and auction house, prospective owners must take the house's celebrity status into consideration before they make the purchase.
“You’re buying a never-ending attraction,” he said. “There are positives and negatives.”
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[H/T: LA Times]