The deep-pocketed buyer who outbid Lance Bass for the Studio City, California, home used in the ’70s sitcom “The Brady Bunch” is no longer a mystery: It’s HGTV.
David Zaslav, the CEO of HGTV parent company Discovery, announced on Tuesday’s second-quarter earnings call that the network had purchased the house that was recently on the market.
“One of our projects for HGTV will speak to those ‘Brady Bunch’ fans on the call,” he said. “You may have heard that the house from the iconic series was recently on the market in California. I’m excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the ‘Brady Bunch’ home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can.”
Zaslav was light on details on the upcoming renovation series, which fits right in with all of HGTV’s current programming. “More detail to come over the next few months but we’ll bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories about this beloved piece of American TV history,” he said.
On Sunday, Bass took to social media to complain about losing the home after he said he had been told late last week that the real estate broker had accepted a bid he said was well over the asking price of $1.885 million.
“I’m feeling heartbroken today,” he began. “As many of you may have heard, we placed the winning bid on the iconic Brady Bunch house — at least that’s what we were told.”
The former ‘NSync star added, “The next day, due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ the same agent informed us that there’s another Corporate Buyer (Hollywood studio) who wants the house at any cost.”
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house was used for exteriors in the sitcom, which aired from 1969 to 1974. Listing agent Douglas Elliman called the 2,477-square-foot house the “2nd most photographed home in the United States after the White House.”