It may have been decades since Florence Henderson’s shag hairdo was waltzing around the living room and Jan was being a general downer, but thanks to TV Land, everybody is still gung-ho about The Brady Bunch. It may have been the story of a lovely lady and a man named Brady, but these days it would be about the savants who bought early and pocketed close to $2 million smackeroos. The house from the show is on the market, and living like a 60s sitcom is going to set you back several pennies. No, Alice is not included.
HuffPost says the nearly 2,500-square-foot house in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles has hit the market after having the same owners for 45 years. The couple died, and their kids must not appreciate living in the hallowed halls where “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” got bellowed from Jan Brady on an hourly basis. That being said, they do appreciate what kind of coin they can make off history because they listed that thing for $1.885 million despite it looking it could use Joanna Gaines going in and shiplapping the shit out of it. The listing claims this thing is the second-most photographed house in the country after the White House, which I’m sure has Elvis rolling over in his grave at Graceland just to mutter, “Sure, Jan” at whatever intern wrote that.
You can see more pictures of the house here.
Jodie LeVitus Francisco, source of a fun name and the realtor for the property, also has some television historians (aka me) clenching their buttholes, because there’s a lot of interest, and it’s coming from developers who want to take a wrecking ball to the house much like that football slammed into Marcia Brady’s nose. She said she’s hoping the price will scare off developers and make it where only a true home lover will buy it and preserve it for all its glory, but somehow I think we’re going to end up with a CVS that just happens to have an extraordinary Astro-turfed backyard.
Pic: Douglas Elliman