Entertainment TV Far out! The Brady Bunch house is for sale but could be torn down

Far out! The Brady Bunch house is for sale but could be torn down

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Family meeting! The familiar interior of the Bradys house was actually a sound stage. Photo: Twitter
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A very Brady piece of real estate is on the market for the first time in nearly 50 years, but without the right buyer it could be torn down.

The house – at 11222 Dilling St in North Hollywood – featured in the opening and closing scenes on The Brady Bunch between 1969 and 1974. It comes with a price tag of $1.885 million ($2.573 million) and a whole lot of nostalgia.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the property is the second most photographed home in America, just behind the White House.

“We’re preparing for an avalanche,” real estate agent Ernie Carswell of Douglas Elliman, who listed the house, told the Los Angeles Times.

“Emails, telephone calls – we may see upwards of 500 calls a day.”

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The house’s living room has vaulted ceilings and 1970s white carpet. Photo: Getty

Be that as it may, one real estate agent has warned that interest doesn’t necessarily translate into genuine buyers, and said the iconic piece of TV history could be demolished.

“I have several buyers already interested,” Berkshire Hathaway real estate Jodie Levitus Francisco told 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.”

Ms Francisco later clarified her comments to Entertainment Weekly, saying that a developer would “face such a tremendous backlash” if they tore down the house or changed its exterior.

“We’re not going to accept the first big offer from a developer who wants to tear it down,” Mr Carswell said.

“We’re going to wait a few days, in case there are others who want to purchase it as an investment to preserve it.”

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“That atrocious wallpaper does remind me of little Cindy,” said a Twitter user. Photo: Twitter

News of the sale sparked interest on social media.

“All I want to know is where the hell did Alice sleep?” asked one user.

“Where’s the big staircase?” asked another.

The 230 square metre home features “perfectly preserved 1970s decor,” and “generous entertaining spaces” but has only two bedrooms.

Fans of The Brady Bunch looking for the retro kitchen, Greg’s ‘Johnny Bravo’ attic room or Mike Brady’s den might be disappointed – the sitcom was shot on a sound stage and only exterior shots of the house were used.

Still, potential buyers could relax on the lawn where Cindy and Bobby held their teeter-totter world record attempt and where Peter’s football hit Marcia in the face.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, records show George and Violet McCallister bought the three-bathroom split-level home in 1973 for US$61,000 ($83,290.)

The couple has now died, and their children are selling the property.

Mr Carswell told the Los Angeles Times the house has been updated and upgraded. It retains 1970s features including a rock-wall fireplace, wood-panelled walls, floral wallpaper and a whole house radio.

The agent says the home attracts 30 to 50 visitors a day and even has its own listing on review forum Yelp.