11 Surprising Facts About The Brady Bunch House

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In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, The Brady Bunch made viewers involuntarily hum its insanely catchy theme song, and nearly 50 years later, the iconic show has come back into view with an incredible renovation. In August 2018, HGTV purchased the house—located at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio City, California through Douglas Elliman Real Estate—and fully renovated it into a replica of the original TV set. But the wait is over: A Very Brady Renovation is officially premiered on HGTV on September 9!

The network is also giving one lucky winner the chance to “live like a Brady” with A Very Brady Contest. Now through September 11 at 5 p.m. ET, fans can submit a 30- to 90-second video sharing why they deserve to the win the ultimate fan prize. It includes, a six-night stay at the Brady Bunch house with six guests from December 9 to 15, 2019. There will also be coach roundtrip airfare provided for everyone, a curated L.A. tourist experience, and $25,000 cash. But if you’re not chosen as the grand prize winner in November, eight runners-up will also be awarded $500 each.

While you wait for the next episode of A Very Brady Renovation, learn more about the exciting contest and check out some fun facts you may not have realized about the house—and the show itself.

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1 It's the second most-photographed home in the U.S.
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Right behind The White House.

2 It was only used for exterior shots.
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According to Deadline, interior scenes were shot at a sound stage. The actual home only has three bedrooms, so we can imagine the amount of sibling squabbling there would be if this were the Bradys' home IRL.

3 It has two master suites.
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It's clear the 2,477-square-foot single family home has a lot of offer. Check out that wallpaper. Yay or nay?

4 You'll be taken back to the '70s.
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Although the house was built in 1959, every room has a retro vibe⁠—just in case you couldn't tell from the bedroom.

5 It features delightful colors.
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This is certainly not millennial pink.

6 All rooms flow into the next.
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While the finishes are a little dated, the open concept is very current and perfect for entertaining. We're definitely loving the layout.

7 It has an impressive lot.
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The home comes with 0.29 acres, one of the largest in its neighborhood. It's also located on the Los Angeles River, which gives the home "a unique street-to-river orientation," according to the listing.

8 In the end, HGTV closed the deal.
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To say that the Brady Bunch house listing was full of twists and turns would be an understatement. Former NSYNC member Lance Bass first announced his winning bid, but HGTV actually ended up closing the the deal three weeks after the first showing.

9 Maureen McCormick considered buying it herself.
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Actress Maureen McCormick—who played oldest sister, Marcia Brady—shared that she would have loved to have bought the house for herself. But she ultimately knew there was fierce competition.

10 The cast asked for help to source decor for the house.
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Once HGTV started filming A Very Brady Renovation, a video released by the network showed the six Brady kids sending out an all-call to help source recognizable items from the home. The treasures that have been found are rounded-up in a A Very Brady Scavenger Hunt gallery, but there's still more memorabilia to be found.

11 The renovation is complete!
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#Repost @hgtv: The Brady Bunch House renovation is officially complete! Head to HGTV.com/Brady or the link in bio for exclusive photos and details from the big reveal!

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Though the full special on the house won't air until September 9, HGTV and the show's stars have already shared teaser images of what the space looks like—and it's pretty ridiculously spot-on, down to the seesaw in the backyard and the horse statue in the entryway.

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