Lance Bass loses bid to buy original Brady Bunch home

Tearin' Up His Heart

Lance Bass loses bid to buy original Brady Bunch home

Lance Bass in front of the Brady Bunch House, which he thought he was going to buy, until the owners of HGTV outbid him. (via Instagram)

It’s been a tough week for Lance Bass. On Friday, the former NSYNC bassist tweeted that he was overjoyed when he thought that his offer had been accepted on the original Brady Bunch house, made famous by the hit 1970s show. Almost immediately, he was as low as he had been high—he was informed that a “Hollywood studio” was willing to pay anything to claim the house and that they would be the new owners.

Bass narrated the drama as it unfolded over various social media accounts:

This morning the LA Times reported that Discovery Inc. Chief Executive David Zaslav broke the news on an earnings report conference call that the company had bought the house and was planning a project involving it with HGTV, one of their subsidiaries. Details about the project have yet to emerge.

Photo of the Brady Bunch house
The Brady Bunch house at 11222 Dilling Street, Studio City, California (Courtesy Douglas Elliman)

According to the Times, the show was shot on a studio lot, not in the Studio City, California, house. Only the exterior was actually used. In what may come as a disappointment, the interiors never resembled those depicted on the show, but, according to photos on the realtor Douglas Elliman’s site, they have been maintained in period style.

The sellers apparently wanted to find a buyer who would maintain and preserve the iconic house in lieu of developing the 12,500-square-foot lot. According to CNN, the sale price has not been announced, but the starting price is listed by Douglas Elliman as $1.885 million.