Here’s The Story Of Why The Iconic ‘Brady Bunch’ House May Be Destroyed

It's up for sale.

Brady Bunch
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One of the most photographed homes in America is up for sale. Better known as the Brady Bunch house, the dwelling just hit the market for $1.85 million. And according to Deadline, one of those interested in scooping up the property is a developer, who may decide to tear it down.

The two-bedroom, three-bathroom house, located at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio City, CA., sits on a third of an acre. It’s on the market for the first time in 45 years, last purchased by Violet and George McCallister for $61,000 in 1973 — one year before the series ended.

But if you think you know what the interior of the home looks like, you probably don’t. Only the home’s exterior was used on the show. As with most sitcoms, the rest was shot on a sound stage.

“I have several buyers already interested,” Jodie Levitus Francisco, a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway, tells Deadline. “They’re developers for the lot size. They might tear down, but the listing agent said the family was hoping to get someone to preserve the house, and at $1.85, I don’t know if a developer would pay that much.”

Ernie Carswell, a Douglas Elliman agent who is listing the property, tells the LA Times that the split-level house has been updated and upgraded but retains almost the exact interior decor from that era.

“This is a postcard of exactly what homes looked like in the 1970s,” he said, adding:

We’re not going to accept the first big offer from a developer who wants to tear it down. We’re going to wait a few days, in case there are others who want to purchase it as an investment to preserve it.

Carswell says he expects to see an “avalanche” of emails and phone calls in regards to the property.

Mrs. McCallister, who previously owned the home, had five sons and, according to Carswell, wasn’t bothered by the throngs of tourists coming by here property to take a looksie. However, he tells the LA Times, after the public became a little too comfortable and started coming up to the front door, a “low brick wall” was built to keep them out.

The McCallisters, who have both passed away, left their home to their children, who are now selling it.

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