The house at Klump Ave. and Dilling St. in Studio City, also known as the Brady Bunch house, has been put on the market for $1.885 million.
The Brady Bunch house, a Traditional-style residence near the Colfax Meadows neighborhood, was used for outdoor representations of the beloved television family’s abode. That included the show’s opening and closing scenes as well as numerous interludes to denote the time of day. Interior scenes for “The Brady Bunch” were filmed in studio.
Violet and George McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom house in 1973 for $61,000, records show. The series ran from September 1969 to March 1974 before moving into reruns in syndication.
Ernie Carswell, a Douglas Elliman agent who is listing the property, said the split-level house has been updated and upgraded but retains almost the exact interior decor from that era, though the layout does not resemble the TV show home.
The article reports that Carswell is expecting many lookie-loos and to thwart the masses, he will not be holding any open houses. Interested buyers will need to book an appointment to see the "never-ending attraction." There's also a chance that its new owners will tear it down as it "sits in an area that has been ripe for tear-downs and new development." Caswell says the sellers would prefer to sell it to someone who will preserve it.
So, I have a funny story about this property. A few years ago I had the opportunity to ride in a Wienermobile. I jumped at the chance, naturally (!). That day I suggested to the "Hotdoggers" (the college-age drivers of the Wienermobile) that when they went to Los Angeles, that they absolutely HAVE TO pick up my friend Allee Willis. I put them in touch and soon Allee was invited to take a ride too. She was thrilled. She asked Charles Phoenix, Mark Blackwell, and Susan Olsen, aka Cindy Brady, to join her.
That day, Charles suggested they stop at the Brady Bunch house... with the Wienermobile... AND Susan Olsen!
We thought we only had a half hour in the Wienermobile so we headed to Ventura Blvd., the street where we thought there’d be the most foot traffic so we could wave to the masses like beauty queens on a float. Charles mentioned that the real Brady Bunch house, the one used for the exterior shot that pops up in every episode, was probably only blocks away. Not only did I have no idea it was in the hood but Susan – an actual Brady – said she had never even seen it herself! How could this be??! Cindy-I-mean-Susan explained that as a wee star she couldn’t compute that a house that was clearly two stories... …was in reality only one.
So the Wienermobile, a deceptively agile vehicle, whipped a U-ie and headed east toward Dillon St. As the top of the A-frame house poked into sight, we started going nuts.
And we SO weren’t the only ones. There were already some sightseers there, dying that not only were they at the Brady house but now the Wienermobile had entered the picture AND a real Brady emerged out of it! Only God could have put a blessed tourist here at this moment.
Can you imagine going to see the Brady house and the Wienermobile drives up and Cindy Brady pops out of it?!
Charles, Susan, and Allee
Photos of the exterior AND interior of the Brady Bunch house are available to view at its Zillow listing.