A very Brady house for sale

 

 

There isn’t a “For Sale” sign outside 11222 Dilling Street. But ask any fan of “The Brady Bunch,” and they’ll say the home needs no introduction. “The Brady Bunch House,” the classic split-level scene for nearly every episode of the hit TV show, is on the market for the first time in nearly 50 years.

The listing reads like a typical home in a spendy Los Angeles neighborhood — 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,477 square feet, with a price tag just shy of $1.9 million. There’s a lush rose garden, a shady gazebo and a bubbling water fountain. But that’s where typical ends and iconic begins.

While the actual show was filmed on a sound stage at Paramount Studios eight miles away, the property’s layout and design are remarkably similar to what viewers saw on the series.

Look carefully at the details of the backyard and you can almost see Peter and Bobby Brady running on the astroturf. The original driveway and garage are primed for a clunky station wagon like the Brady’s owned — and there’s an in-house intercom similar to the one Alice would use to call the kids down for dinner.

Wall-to-wall white carpeting? Check. Wood-paneled walls and a brown stone fireplace? Check and check. (And don’t forget pink floral carpeting with matching bedspreads.)

 

She estimates 40-50 people come to visit the home each day — making it, according to Carswell, the second most photographed home in the United States.

He’s confident he’ll find a homeowner who will embrace that tradition, preserve the historical integrity, and keep the 1970s kitschy aura alive well into the next generation.

“There are fans of this house who weren’t even born when the show originally aired, but they’re fervently in love with it,” he said. “It’s a real snapshot of American culture that has survived.”

 


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