HGTV renovated the iconic The Brady Bunch house and sold it far below its original asking price. The home, which served as the exterior shot of the beloved 1970s sitcom, was first listed on the market earlier this year for $5.5 million. According to Deadline, the Studio City property just sold for $3.2 million.
The Brady Bunch house was renovated in the HGTV series A Very Brady Renovation, but the network had to sell it for $3.2 million, over $2 million less than the original asking price.
Tina Trahan, a passionate historic home enthusiast and devoted The Brady Bunch fan, along with her husband, Chris Albrecht, former chief executive of HBO, are now the proud owners of the iconic home. Originally purchased by HGTV for $3.5 million in 2018 and extensively renovated during the series A Very Brady Renovation, the property was listed by the network at $5.5 million in May. Unfortunately, HGTV had to sell the cherished sitcom treasure at a financial loss.
HGTV’s decision to accept an offer over $2 million below the asking price was explained by Danny Brown, The Brady Bunch home’s listing agent from Compass. Brown cited the property’s uniqueness, making it difficult to find comparable sales, and emphasized that it wasn’t a conventional residence due to its distinctive character. He also pointed out that savvy investors understood the property’s limited value for short-term rentals due to intricate and restrictive regulations in place.
Tina Trahan, the new owner of the Brady Bunch home, wants to use it for fundraising and charity events.
Built around 1959, The Brady Bunch house has undergone extensive changes and now boasts a spacious layout spanning over 5,000 square feet. HGTV meticulously recreated the iconic orange and avocado-green kitchen to match its appearance in the series. The property now features five bedrooms and five bathrooms, with an extra 3,000 square feet added in the form of a second level, as indicated in the home’s listing.
In a statement to The Wall Street Journal, Tina Trahan expressed her view that The Brady Bunch house, despite its appealing purchase price, represents a poor investment. She underlined that the kitchen’s design wasn’t meant for functional cooking but rather resembled a piece of artwork, making any alterations a potential detriment to its artistic value. Trahan also disclosed her plan to repurpose the property for fundraising and charitable events, aligning it with a different purpose.
The cast of the Brady Brunch reunited for A Very Brady Renovation, but Cousin Oliver’s invitation must have been lost in the mail.
While the Brady Bunch home may not be considered a sound financial investment, fans of the beloved TV sitcom are delighted to witness the preservation of this iconic piece of pop culture history.
The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974, revolved around the daily lives and humorous adventures of a blended family consisting of a widowed architect, his three sons, his new wife, and her three daughters. The series starred Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, and Susan Olsen.
The Brady Bunch enjoyed enduring popularity, leading to the creation of various spin-offs, reunion specials, and two theatrical movies in the 1990s. HGTV’s A Very Brady Renovation brought together the beloved six Brady siblings, including Williams (Greg), McCormick (Marcia), Knight (Peter), Plumb (Jan), Lookinland (Bobby), and Olsen (Cindy). It was the first time they reunited in 15 years, creating a nostalgic and heartwarming moment for fans of the show.