Lance Bass is in a bidding war to buy ‘The Brady Bunch’ house
Lance Bass is one of “at least” five prospective buyers who have put in offers on a Studio City house portrayed as the home of “The Brady Bunch” on the popular TV sitcom, the real estate agent says.
“Lance did submit an offer for the property and we all wish him the best outcome, of course,” said Ernie Carswell of Douglas Elliman of California on Tuesday, July 31. “We have received at least five offers before the trustee deadline, which is tonight. There may be more submitted before end of day.”
The former *NSYNC star went public over wanting to buy the house at 11222 Dilling St. – and how he’d likely face a bidding war – earlier this month when he appeared on the “Big Brother” after-show “Off the Block.” “I’m obviously obsessed with The Brady Bunch. I mean, I grew up watching that show. Reruns! Reruns,” he told host Ross Mathews.
“I’m going to go look at it, because I want to buy this house, yeah,” Bass said. “I’ve got to fight, like, 1,000 other people, because now, unfortunately, everyone’s talked about it.”
But he already had a plan. “I’m going to turn it into the TV house, because you know it doesn’t have a second floor and all that kinda stuff, but I’m going to go back to the original, original house,” the singer said.
The exterior of the home was shown at the beginning and end of “The Brady Bunch,” but the interior shots were filmed in a studio.
Bass might not be the only celebrity to step up. It’s not unusual for rumors to surface when high-profile properties are for sale, but often, nondisclosure agreements keep real estate agents from namedropping.
And celebrities seldom go public about making offers.
The traditional, 2,477-square-foot house on almost a third of an acre was built in 1959. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and is priced at $1.885 million.
It’s on the market for the first time in 45 years.
Inside, the home is a flashback, with flowery wallpaper, a MusiCall wall intercom, wood paneling and a stone fireplace. One bedroom is non-stop pink print.
“Whether inspired by the TV family or the real life surrounding neighborhood, this residence is a perfect postcard of American 70’s style and its special culture,” the listing says.
The house has drawn so many lookie-loos that the agent described it as “reportedly the 2nd most photographed home in the United States after the White House.”
The home also has its own Yelp page, and a fan of the show created a GoFundMe page to preserve the residence. As of Monday, 11 days after the page went up, though, it had collected only $55.
That’s one less battle for Bass.