'Brady Bunch' House For Sale: How Much Money It Costs

If you have $1.885 million, you can own the house used for The Brady Bunch, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

The current owners would rather sell to someone who will keep it intact. "We're not going to accept the first big offer from a developer who wants to tear it down," the real estate agent, Ernie Carswell from Douglas Elliman Real Estate, told the publication. "We're going to wait a few days, in case there are others who want to purchase it as an investment to preserve it."

The real estate company is "preparing for an avalanche" of responses to the property listing, he added, but won't be having "a Sunday open house where 1,000 people show up" because that would "be inviting chaos."

While developers have torn down houses in the neighborhood, a real estate agent from Berkshire Hathaway said the price may keep that from happening here. "I have several buyers already interested," Jodie Levitus Francisco told Deadline Wednesday. "They're developers for the lot size. They might teardown, but the listing agent said the family was hoping to get someone to preserve the house, and at $1.85, I don't know if a developer would pay that much."

Francisco said it is "very unlikely that the house will be torn down" to Entertainment Weekly Thursday. Considering how iconic the house and the television series are, she also thought "any builder would face such a tremendous backlash" for tearing it down.

"There is a definite cool factor [in buying] one of the most recognizable homes in existence," founder of the "Profiles in History" memorabilia dealer and auction house Joe Maddalena told the Los Angeles Times. He said whoever buys it is "buying a never-ending attraction."

The Brady Bunch aired from 1969 to 1974. It followed a widower (Mike) with three sons (Greg, Peter and Bobby) who married a woman (Carol) with three daughters (Marcia, Jan and Cindy), and their maid (Alice).

The television series only filmed the house in Studio City, California, for exteriors, while a studio was used for any scenes taking place inside the Brady Bunch home, the Los Angeles Times noted. While the inside of the house does not look like it did on The Brady Bunch, it "is a postcard of exactly what homes looked like in the 1970s," Carswell told the publication.

The last people to buy the house were Violet and George McCallister, who have both died. They paid $61,000 for it in 1973, according to records obtained by the Los Angeles Times. Their children put it up for sale.

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