Lance Bass attempted to buy the Brady Bunch house, but lost out to a studio

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As far as musical TV families of the 1970s go, I was always more #TeamPartridge over #TeamBrady, but I was a huge fan of the Brady Bunch Variety Hour and I adored the two movies that were released on the 90s. I was worried when I read last week that the home used for the exterior shots of the Brady household was on the market, as I feared that this pop culture landmark could be bulldozed and replaced with some stupid McMansion. But this is one hot property, and a boy band icon has gotten tied up into this story.

Lance Bass of N*SYNC fame was one of a few people who had submitted a bid for the modest 2,400 square foot home in Studio City, California. The home has three bedrooms, three bathrooms (with toilets in them, unlike the lone bathroom depicted on the show) and, despite what you saw on TV, the home is one story. The asking price was $1.88 million, and Lance put in his bid to own this piece of TV history.

On Friday, Lance excitedly tweeted that his bid was accepted. He said, “Super excited to announce they accepted my offer on the #BradyBunch house last night!!! This is going to be a fun project!”

His tweet got a response from Marcia, Marcia, Marcia herself, Maureen McCormick, who congratulated him and wished, “May all your problems from here on out always be solved in a half hour!” Lance thanked Maureen for her comment and added, “You will most certainly be the first dinner guest!! I’m honored you approve.” And then “eating dinner at the Brady Bunch house with Lance Bass and Maureen McCormick” jumped to the top of my bucket list.

But, sadly, while I fell into a Brady Bunch wormhole on the internet, I discovered via the Twitter feed of Geri Reischl, aka “Fake Jan” from the Brady Bunch Variety Hour, that Lance’s bid was rejected. On Saturday, Lance tweeted “with a heavy heart” that he lost out on the house. In the lengthy post, he implied that he was used to help drive up the price of the home since a Hollywood studio was bound and determined to get the house. He concluded his statement by saying, “I feel used but most importantly I’m hurt and saddened by this questionable outcome. I just hope it is not demolished. Thanks for all the love and support.”

I’m so sad that Lance had to say “Bye Bye Bye” to that house – and I also hope it’s not going to be torn down. But, if a studio is buying the place, does that mean they’re going to make more of those Brady Bunch movies? That would be cool.

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  1. Rescue Cat says:

    I always wanted to live in the Amityville Horror house. Or atleast build a replica of it.

    • Amelie says:

      I don’t know why anyone would want to live in that house–not because of the supposed haunting but because of the Defeo murders. The haunting has been debunked by numerous people. What we do know is that Ronald Defeo really did kill his entire family the year before the Lutzes purchased the house and he is now serving a life sentence in prison. I don’t know why anyone would want to live in a house with such a sad, morbid history. I think the house should have been torn down and rebuilt.

      Plus the house no longer looks like it used to in the 1970s. It’s been remodeled and the address was changed because fans of haunted places kept stopping by to see the house and asking to go inside which was very invasive to the home owners. All of the people who have lived in the house since the Lutzes have reported no paranormal activity which in itself is very telling. It’s a fun piece of American lore but… I’ve always been of the mind there was no haunting. Something happened inside that house but I don’t think it was a haunting.

  2. Chaine says:

    OT but I so miss Lance’s original nose. He just never looks right to me with how he changed it.

  3. Christin says:

    I guess money talks. The heirs supposedly wanted to give preference to bidders who planned to keep the house in its midcentury glory.

    The last owners had the house since the early 1970s, and little had been updated (or “trended”, as I call it). The interior looked little like the Brady show depicted it.

    • Bridget says:

      That’s because it was never a Brady Bunch set, it was just the house used for outside shots.

  4. Kate Kack says:

    That house was used for exterior shots. The filming was done elsewhere for interior shots. Two different houses.

  5. holly hobby says:

    I don’t know if he has any recourse. Can he sue for breach of contract? I think I read that he had it in writing that his bid was accepted? Can sellers renege on this?

    • Louise177 says:

      Generally you can back out within 2-4 weeks of signing the contract or even before closing. Probably depends on the state. It’s sleazy to use Lance but not wrongdoing if CA has that leeway.

  6. tealily says:

    This makes me so sad.