The address of 11222 Dilling Street in North Hollywood, California right now sounds like an iconic address to the average person, but to television fans in the 1970’s, 11222 Dilling Street was perhaps the most famous house in the world: The Brady Bunch Home.
The home from the popular television show recently hit the market, sending true fans into a tailspin. The 2,477-square-foot house was listed at $1.9 million. After being on the market for just a couple days, the famous home had multiple offers and many were above asking.
The description of the house proved that the home was well worth its cost and prestigious. Realtor, Ernie Carswell, wrote: “This iconic residence is reportedly the 2nd most photographed home in the United States after the White House. Featuring perfectly preserved 1970's décor, it boasts one of the largest lots in the neighborhood -- over 12,500 sq. ft. Enormous, lush backyard gardens & lawn, completely private & serene. Located on a quiet residential block, the property also borders the Los Angeles River, which is a unique street-to-river orientation."
Even one music legend Lance Bass made an offer on the home! After hearing that he was outbid, he revealed his frustration on his social media for missing out on such an iconic piece of history. But when he learned just who had outbid him, he changed his tone immediately.
The winning bid went to none other than the beloved television network: HGTV! CNN reports that David Zaslav, CEO of HGTV's parent company, Discovery, shared the news with his team during the company's second-quarter earnings call: “One example of our new project for HGTV will speak to those 'Brady Bunch' fans on the call. ... You may have heard that the house from the iconic series was recently on the market in California. I’m excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and we'll restore the home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can. More detail to come over the next few months, but we'll bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories with this beloved piece of American TV history."
When the once heartbroken outbid Lance Bass realized his favorite network would get the house and treat with the respect it deserved, he was thrilled! He shared on social media: "HGTV??! Aw man. I'd be pretty upset if it were anyone else, but how can you be mad at HGTV?? My television is stuck on that channel," he tweeted. "Kudos HGTV, I know you will do the right thing with the house. That was always my biggest worry. I can smile again."
We can’t wait to see how the iconic Brady Bunch turns out once HGTV works it’s magic on the 1970’s estate! Stay tuned to learn more about the restoration project of the famous Brady Bunch Home coming soon!