Brady Bunch Fan Now Owns the Home

Tina Trahan buys the California dwelling for $3.2M
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2023 12:53 PM CDT
Updated Sep 12, 2023 12:44 PM CDT
Boring-Looking Ranch for Sale for $5.5M Is a Famous One
Photo of the home's exterior.   (Redfin)
UPDATE Sep 12, 2023 12:44 PM CDT

The home made famous by the Brady Bunch has sold for $3.2 million, reports the Wall Street Journal. Fan Tina Trahan, 53, bought the Los Angeles-area property from the HGTV network for well under the $5.5 million asking price, though that asking price was a bit of a guess given the unique nature of the property. While only the exterior was featured in the show, the network remodeled the interior to match what viewers saw. Trahan says she plans to use the house not for living—"it's almost like a full-size dollhouse"—but for fundraising and charity events.

May 25, 2023 12:53 PM CDT

It may not be typical for a residence boasting garishly orange Formica kitchen counters, avocado-green appliances, and dated wood paneling to be considered a "luxury" home, but the house at 11222 Dilling St. in Studio City, California, now on the market for $5.5 million, isn't any ordinary house. Per its Redfin listing, the home is "one of the most iconic single family residences in the world"—the place used for exterior shots on The Brady Bunch. The Hollywood Reporter notes the house is for sale again by HGTV, which scooped up the house in 2018 for $3.5 million. One of the reasons for the price jump: The network spruced up the outside, and then did a total gut to re-create the set used in the '70s sitcom.

That means there's now a very Brady kitchen, living room, bedrooms, and yard, all of which had, until the renovation, only ever existed on Paramount Studios' Stage Five. HGTV even threw on a second story, reachable by the "iconic floating staircase" where the Bradys often posed. All in all, HGTV sunk $1.9 million into the place, adding 2,000 square feet onto it, a process that was documented in 2019's A Very Brady Renovation. TV hosts joined with past cast members to give the home its makeover.

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The Redfin listing brags that the home is said to be the second most-photographed residence in the United States, behind the White House. So what do you get for paying a $37,000-per-month mortgage (that's with 20%, or $1.1 million, down)? A "spacious 5,000+ square foot home" with "soaring ceilings, big windows, and sliding glass doors," situated on an immense 12,000-square-foot lot "with citrus trees lining the yard," per Redfin. The home comes complete with five bedrooms, five baths, a "groovy attic," and "curated furnishings and accessories," including a 3D-printed copy of the horse structure that adorned the fictional brood's living room. (More Brady Bunch stories.)

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