HGTV Sold the ‘Brady Bunch’ House for Way Less Than The Asking Price

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 19: The house used in the American sitcom “The Brady Bunch” has been listed for sale at $1.885 million July 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California
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It was all over the news when word got out that HGTV purchased the home that served as the exterior of the home on The Brady Bunch. The network beat out famous bidders including *NSYNC star Lance Bass. After purchasing the home, HGTV enlisted the surviving actors from the beloved series and had them team up with HGTV stars to renovate the home to look just like the show on the inside.

The show, A Very Brady Renovation, was a huge success and even sparked another special called A Very Brady Renovation Holiday Edition. In the special, the cast reunited to throw a holiday party complete with delicious food and fun decorations. It has been a while since the show aired, and fans wondered what would happen to the Brady Bunch house next. Well, HGTV decided to sell it.

A VERY BRADY RENOVATION, from left: Jasmine Roth, Karen E. Laine, Mina Starsiak, Susan Olsen, Mike Lookinland, Eve Plumb, Christopher Knight, Maureen McCormick, Barry Williams, Leanne Ford, Steve Ford, Lara Spencer, Jonathan Scott, Drew Scott, (Season 1, premiered Sept. 9, 2019)

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The home was up for sale last May and recently sold for $3.2 million, which was actually less than HGTV paid for it! In 2018, HGTV paid $3.5 million to secure the home and put over $1.9 million into recreating the home to look just like it did on The Brady Bunch complete with the floating staircase and green kitchen. So, if the home was listed at $5.5 million, why was HGTV okay with taking such a huge loss on the property?

THE BRADY BUNCH, Susan Olsen, Mike Lookinland, Eve Plumb, Christopher Knight, Maureen McCormick, Barry Williams, Ann B. Davis, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, (Season 4), 1969-74

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The listing agent on the property, Danny Brown, explained, “This is a one of kind property which was impossible to comp. This is not a home anyone would ever live in, and savvy investors understand that Airbnb rental laws are nuanced and restrictive. We felt the property was worth about $3-$3.5 million and that’s exactly where it landed; there are no intellectual property rights that are included in the sale. HGTV spent about $5.5 million purchasing and gutting the house which is why we listed it at $5.5 million, even though we knew it was an aspirational list price.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: (L-R) Trina Trahan and Starz CEO Chris Albrecht attend Starz "Vida" Premiere at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California

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The new owner of the home is a Brady Bunch superfan and self-proclaimed historic home enthusiast named Tina Trahan, who admitted that it was not a very good investment. However, she purchased the home because she wants to use the property for fundraisers and charity events and has no plans to live in it. Check out the listing and see all of the photos of the home here.

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