Here's the story.... The iconic Brady Bunch home is put on the market for the first time in 45 years for $1.9million

  • The Los Angeles home was used as the exterior of the home featured in the hit TV series The Brady Bunch
  • The home is said to be the second most-photographed home in the US, behind the White House 
  • The two-bedroom, three-bathroom home is on the market for the first time in 45 years
  • Built in 1959, the split-level home was bought in 1973 by a couple, who lived there until they passed away
  • It's a time capsule as the couple kept much of the home's vintage decor intact despite updates to the home

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The California house made famous by The Brady Bunch could be your personal groovy pad for just $1.9million.

The split-level house in Los Angeles' Studio City neighborhood was used as the exterior of the home that Carol and Mike Brady's famously blended family lived in throughout the hit TV series' run from 1969 to 1974.

While the TV home's interiors were built on a set in a studio, the exterior of the actual Studio City house featured prominently in the show's 117 episodes, most notably in its credits sequences.   

On the market: The iconic, Los Angeles home used as the exterior for the hit TV series home went on sale for $1.9million

The iconic, Los Angeles home used as the exterior for the hit TV series The Brady Bunch's home is on sale for $1.9million 

Famous: The home in Los Angeles' Studio City became a tourist destination after its exterior was featured in 117 episodes of the five seasons run of The Brady Bunch, from 1969 to 1974. Fans who've gone to visit the home have even created a Yelp page for it

The home in Los Angeles' Studio City became a tourist destination after its exterior was featured in 117 episodes of the five seasons run of The Brady Bunch, from 1969 to 1974. Fans who've gone to visit the home have even created a Yelp page for it

Retro: This MusiCall intercom system with whole-house radio and vintage light switches are among the many bygone era design elements that are peppered throughout the home. The home was purchased by its late owners in 1973

This MusiCall intercom system with whole-house radio and vintage light switches are among the many bygone era design elements that are peppered throughout the home. The home was purchased by its late owners in 1973

Think pink: Floral wallpaper and matching window dressing are also major '70s-era design elements that were maintained over the years

Floral wallpaper and matching window dressing are also major '70s-era design elements that were maintained over the years

Keeper: Although the home is in an area which has had many tear downs and new developments, thanks to its prime location near the LA River, the current homeowners are giving preference to buyers who want to preserve the home as it is

Although the home is in an area which has had many tear downs and new developments, thanks to its prime location near the LA River, the current homeowners are giving preference to buyers who want to preserve the home as it is

As a result, the two-bedroom, three-bathroom house is said to be the second most-photographed home in the United States, preceded only by the White House, according to listing agents Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

The home is on the market after about 45 years of being owned by a couple which bought the home in 1973 for $61,000, the Los Angeles Times reported. The couple has since passed away.

According to real estate site Zillow, the home was built in 1959 and last renovated in 1960, so it's no surprise that, despite some updates and upgrades to it over the years, the home's listing refers to it as being the 'perfect postcard of American 70's style and its special culture.'  

Among the home's bygone era decorating touches are bold wood-paneled walls, a rock-wall fireplace, floral window dressing and wall coverings and old-school light switches. Other vintage elements include a built-in MusiCall intercom system and a whole-house radio.

Although the TV series' indoor set wasn't modeled on the actual home's interiors, they definitely date back to the time period.

The home has approximately 2,477 square feet of living space — which may not include the add-on garage-turned-downstairs family room expansion — and sits on a 12,500-square-foot lot, which is said to be one of the largest lots in the neighborhood.    

Old school: Vintage elements of the home include a rock-wall fireplace, bold wood paneling and an abundance of floral prints

Vintage elements of the home include a rock-wall fireplace, bold wood paneling and an abundance of floral prints

 

The original home's owners kept most of the home's 1970's era design and decoration intact, such as these wooden cabinets

 

Despite upgrades and updates to the home, elements like this very vintage, floral-covered bathroom remained as is

Space: The house sits on a 12,500 square foot lot, which includes a private garden and lawn and a gated motorcourt and garage

The house sits on a 12,500 square foot lot, which includes a private garden and lawn and a gated motorcourt and garage

Snap: Although The Brady Bunch's backyard was built on a soundstage, it does bear similarities to the actual house's backyard

Although The Brady Bunch's backyard was built on a soundstage, it does bear similarities to the actual house's backyard

 

A low brick wall was added to the home to stop aggressive tourists and lookey-loos from walking up to the front door 

The property features a gated motorcourt, in addition to a separate garage, as well as a large, private backyard with gardens and a lawn.    

Unsurprisingly, the home's listing agent, Ernie Carswell, told the Los Angeles Times that he expects to receive as many as 500 calls a day from people eager to see the home for purely personal entertainment reasons, as up to 50 Brady Bunch fans pass by the home on a daily basis to take pictures of its exterior.

The house is such a popular tourist stop, that it boasts its own Yelp page.  

'The exterior looks ageless with vertical siding, stone veneer, clearstory windows, and wood shake roofs which is typical 50-60's architecture. The Brady's house stands out from the homes in the area. It jumps out at you if you're familiar with the TV show,' a reviewer wrote. 

'Finally got to see the Brady Bunch house, and couldn't help but feel nostalgic... 4 stars!' wrote another reviewer.

'The house looks exactly the same as it was in the show with the exception of the paint color and the gate which was probably installed to keep tourists away,' a reviewer noted.

A low brick wall was added to the home in the years after the series' debut, after looky-loos started going straight up to the home's front door.       

Carswell said that the neighborhood the home is in has seen tear-downs and new developments in recent years, due to its proximity to the LA River.

However, Carswell said, the couple's children, who are selling the house, are giving preference to buyers who intend to preserve the iconic home as it is.

'We’re not going to accept the first big offer from a developer who wants to tear it down,' Carswell said. 

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Iconic Brady Bunch home on the market for the first time in 45 years

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