In doing so, this listing was removed from the market.
A lovely lady fan has purchased the California home that famously served as the exterior of a famous family’s home in “The Brady Bunch.”
The property, which previous owner HGTV put up for sale in May, was originally listed for $5.5 million.
The new owner, 53-year-old historic home enthusiast Tina Trahan, paid $3.2 million for the Los Angeles property, which she plans to use for fundraising The Wall Street Journal first reported.
“No one is going to live in it,” Trahan, who is married to former HBO boss Chris Albrecht, told the publication. “No one goes in there to make pork chops and applesauce in that kitchen. Anything you could do to make the house livable would detract from what I consider a work of art.”
Seller HGTV bought the iconic Studio City site in 2018, when it hit the market for the first time since 1973 and was the subject of a bidding war that also included Lance Bass.
HGTV ultimately paid $3.5 million for the property at 11222 Dilling St. and then another $1.9 million to convert the interior into a replica of the house from the popular sitcom, with interior scenes on a Paramount Studios stage were rotated.
(The renovation included adding a second floor to replicate the living room of the house featured in the series – and appeared in the 2019 series “A Very Brady Renovation.”)
Despite the changes and its uniqueness, Trahan told the Journal that the Brady House’s initial demands were far too high, considering the five-bedroom home lacked modern appliances or amenities.
“There’s no normal average family that could move in and live there, so it was almost like selling a repair business,” Compass agent Danny Brown noted to the outlet. (Marcy Roth and Fredrik Eklund of the Eklund | Gomes team at Douglas Elliman represented the buyer.) “What should I compare it to, the Freddy Krueger House on Elm Street or Home Alone?”