The residence at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio City, Calif., also know as the Brady Bunch House, hit the Los Angeles market earlier this month for the first time in almost 50 years. Once the backdrop of the beloved 1970s TV show, the 2,477-square-foot residence is listed for $1.885 million. Due to this famous connection, Douglas Elliman listing broker Ernie Carswell is preparing for an "avalanche" of interest according to the Los Angeles Times, expecting "upwards of 500 calls per day," Carswell tells the paper.
The sitcom aired from 1969 to 1974 and featured the exterior of the house, which, today, remains nearly identical, boasting walls made of wood-paneling and real stone veneers. But the interior may be less recognizable, reports Time magazine. While the interior's nostalgic wood paneling, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and busy wallpaper could have been featured on the sitcom, interior shots were actually filmed on a sound stage. (This actually comes as a relief after trying and failing to accept that the family of eight and their live-in housemaid had ample living space in the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home, no matter how good of an architect we were expected to believe Mr. Brady was.)
The producers of "The Brady Bunch" chose this home because of its relatability. In a 1994 interview with the Los Angeles Times, creator Sherwood Schwartz said, “We didn’t want it to be too affluent, we didn’t want it to be too blue-collar.” However, its the residence's location that has maintained the structure's value on the market. The house is located on a 12,500-square-foot lot in a quiet residential neighborhood adjacent to the Los Angeles River. This is an area ripe for teardowns, according to the Los Angeles Times, but the brokers at Elliman will first consider those who are looking to preserve the structure's original façade.
As the second most photographed property in the United States, behind the White House, reads the listing, it is a "perfect postcard of American '70s style and its special culture."