Here’s the story
About a house named Brady
That was TV home to a very special part of American Pop Culture History
A brand new buyer
And the ending is a bizarre sight to see.
I never wrote for the Brady Bunch, Can you tell?
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In one of those weird outcomes that even in today’s age, you wouldn’t have seen coming. It was revealed on Tuesday morning that the winner who won the bid on the famed house for the Iconic TV Series The Brady Bunch was, in fact, HGTV and their parent company Discovery.
The house, located in California, was recently put up for sale when the current owners were looking to offload. There was talk (and probably a lot of spin and press) that there were offers to lowball the house and one idea to demolish the house itself and sell the cleared lot. Whether that was going to happen or not isn’t quite known.
There had been some early speculation when Lance Bass former of the boy group N’sync was told at one point he was the winning bidder but posted that things had changed and he was disappointed in the developments. But seems to have a good reaction after who actually beat him for the house was announced.
HGTV??! Aw man. I’d be pretty upset if it were anyone else, but how can you be mad at HGTV?? My television is stuck on that channel. Kudos HGTV, I know you will do the right thing with the house. That was always my biggest worry. I can smile again.
HGTV revealed the news Tuesday during a conference on their second-quarter earnings report and it was also said that HGTV was going to “restore” the house to it’s “former Glory” in what I’m guessing is going to be a reality show for the network. Ideas like that take time to plan and put together but in these early stages, it looks like the house will grace the TV screens of America once more. Once that project is finished, we will see what happens..
The house itself was initially priced at $1.9 million but as of now, it is unknown what HGTV bid on it. It has been said that Bass lost out to a “corporate Bidder” and that HGTV WANTED the house no matter the cost. Short of any numbers, the sky is the limit on how much that investment was, or how much they plan on making back from the show.
The house at 11222 Dilling St. in North Hollywood, California is close by the water and if the pictures are correct is a nice little plot of land that has an appealing look from the street. Of course, it does have an added spotlight on what is going on with it, since it is THE house from the Brady Bunch. But that is not unique for that area either in Hollywood.
The house itself, both inside and out, is not modern or new as it’s construction is very much from the 70’s and early 80’s. As mentioned, HGTV seems to have an eye on history with the purchase and the project they have in mind for it. But HGTV is the kind of people known for “flipping” houses and properties. They take places in a WHOLE lot worse shape and make them look amazing and probably making a killing in TV and Ad revenue doing it. So this may just be the perfect sitcom ending this kind of story needed.
HGTV is probably getting a good head start with the attention this story has created. No plans for when a show will air or anything like that, but that is putting the cart before the horse. HGTV will probably have something good that will be ready for the fall season with a lot of media attention that boost ratings.
Hopefully, when this plan plays itself out, the ending will be a happy one for everyone and things will be wrapped up great for everyone, kinda like how they did in those old sitcoms back in the 70s.