Brady Bunch home secret buyer revealed
THE secret corporate buyer who outbid Lance Bass for the iconic Brady Bunch home is a mystery no longer.
David Zaslav, CEO of HGTV's parent company, Discovery, announced during a call with investors that the network had purchased the Studio City, California, home and would be restoring it to its "1970s glory," Variety reported.
"More details to come over the next few months, but we will bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories with this beloved piece of American TV history."
Marcia Marcia Marcia! Im feeling heartbroken today. 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 agent representing the estate informed us we made the winning bid (which was WAY over the asking price) after the final deadline for all offers had passed—even writing up the “winning bid” for my team after informing me of the good news. Isn’t a deadline a deadline? This was a dream come true for me and I spent the night celebrating amongst friends, family, and fans alike. 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. We were prepared to go even higher but totally discouraged by the sellers agent, they will outperform any bid with unlimited resources. How is this fair or legal?? How can I compete with a billion dollar corporate entity? I truly believe I was used to drive up the price of the home knowing very well that this corporation intended on making their offer and it’s not a good feeling. I feel used but most importantly I’m hurt and saddened by this highly questionable outcome. I just hope it is not demolished. Thanks for all the love and support. #CrushedDream #ShadyAF #DouglasElliman #ShadyBrady To make me happier you can register and vote November 6th!
HGTV is known for its home renovation shows, so it seems they have big plans to remodel the inside of the home.
"The same agent informed us that there's another corporate buyer (Hollywood studio) who wants the house at any cost," he wrote on Facebook. "We were prepared to go even higher but totally discouraged by the sellers agent, they will outperform any bid with unlimited resources."
"How is this fair or legal??" Bass, 39, added.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence provided the exterior for shots of the home where Carol and Mike Brady raised their family of her three daughters and his three sons on The Brady Bunch, which ran for five seasons between 1969 and 1974.
Listing agent Douglas Elliman called the 2477-square-foot (230-square-metre) home the "second-most-photographed home in the United States after the White House."
Discovery's Zaslav didn't give a sense of what kind of show or program HGTV might use the home for or whether it would include any former Brady Bunch actors.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and is republished here with permission