There’s an entire generation that will recognise this house, and hardly any need to be told it’s where they filmed exterior shots for The Brady Bunch family sitcom between 1969 and 1974.
After almost 50 years, the house, in Studio City, CA, has come onto the market for US$1.885 million (AUD$2.55m).
Considering the popularity of the show, it’s probably no surprise to hear it is reported to be the second most photographed house in the United States (after the White House, but before the Elvis mansion), with more than 30 people taking a drive past every day. And that number will have increased since the house came on the market.
Listing agency Douglas Elliman Real Estate says the house boasts one of the largest lots in the neighbourhood, and features 1970s decor. “Whether inspired by the TV family or the real life surrounding neighbourhood, this residence is a perfect postcard of American 1970s style and its special culture.”
The three-bedroom house at 11222 Dilling Street featured in opening and closing scenes for each episode and was used for all exterior shots, although the interior scenes were filmed in a studio.
An article in the Los Angeles Times in 1994 reported that the house was built in 1959 and chosen as the house for the show as creator Sherwood Schwartz felt it was the sort of house where an architect (Mike Brady) might live. Because the house didn’t have two storeys, a false window was attached to the high gable at the front.
Located in a quiet residential block, the property borders the Los Angeles River.
- Source: Domain