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.
Right behind The White House.
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.
It's clear the 2,477-square-foot single family home has a lot of offer. Check out that wallpaper. Yay or nay?
Although the house was built in 1959, every room has a retro vibe—just in case you couldn't tell from the bedroom.
This is certainly not millennial pink.
While the finishes are a little dated, the open concept is very current and perfect for entertaining. We're definitely loving the layout.
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.
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.
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.
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.