HGTV sold the iconic Brady Bunch house to a buyer who called it the ‘worst investment ever’

The sitcom fan paid $3.2 million for the Studio City home, which she compared to a 'life-size dollhouse'

Brady Bunch
(Image credit: Anthony Barcelo)

The home from the Brady Bunch sitcom just sold to a fan for $3.2 million – 42% under the asking price. 

Located in Studio City, Los Angeles, the property served as the exterior of the Brady family home from 1969 until 1974, when the show concluded. All the interiors were filmed on a sound stage. 

In 2018, HGTV purchased the property for $3.5 million (reportedly 'double the listing price') before filming its renovation in A Very Brady Renovation, which aired in 2019. During the series, they invested $1.9 million into the mid-century estate – creating a replica of the set design from the original series. 

Tina Trahan, who primarily resides in Bel Air, recently purchased the home and has admitted the property was 'the worst investment ever' – and plans to use the estate for fundraising and charitable events. She says she felt HGTV paid too much for the house, as it had no working appliances in order to look identical to the Brady home.

'No one is going in there to make pork chops and applesauce in that kitchen,' she told the Wall Street Journal. 'Anything you might do to make the house livable would take away from what I consider artwork.'

'Nobody is going to live in it,' she adds. 'It’s almost like a life-size dollhouse.'

Brady Bunch

(Image credit: Anthony Barcelo)

Marcy Roth from Douglas Elliman, who represented Tina Trahan, told the WSJ that she thought her client was joking when she announced she was buying the property. 'She was like, 'No, I'm not kidding, I'm obsessed,' she recalled. 

The agent described the house as 'reportedly the second most photographed home in the USA after the White House and said the home came with 'bright orange formica kitchen counters, to the blue bunk beds and pink twin beds, and let's not forget about the groovy attic.' 

For the $3.2 million price tag, Tina and her guests can also enjoy the newly renovated home, which includes the iconic floating staircase, the burnt orange-and-avocado green kitchen, and a backyard with a swing set and Tiger's dog house.

Brady Bunch

(Image credit: Anthony Barcelo)

HGTV plans to use a portion of the proceeds from the sale to help fund the Turn Up! Fight Hunger initiative – working to help young people living with hunger in the US through No Kid Hungry

Alongside the home, the network also sold customized pieces such as the green floral living room couch and the credenza with a 3-D printed horse sculpture to fans of the show. We can catch up on A Very Brady Renovation via Amazon here. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.