The Brady Bunch House Renovated For a New Reality Show
In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, a TV show with an insanely catchy theme song and unique characters made people go crazy about it. Yes, we’re talking about The Brady Bunch Show! It is an American sitcom create and produces by Sherwood Schwartz that was air from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. Let’s see Brady bunch house.
The whole story revolves around a large blendbrady family with six children. The series displays their day-to-day lives and the struggles of blended families. Until this day, this show is considered one of the last old-style family sitcoms. The series had five seasons, and, later, it was canceled in 1974.
The original series wasn’t a great success; however, the syndication of it led to several television reunion films and spin-off series such as The Brady Bunch Hour (1976–77), The Brady Girls Get Married (1981), The Brady Brides (1981), A Very Brady Christmas (1988), and The Bradys (1990). All these series and movies have become a popular staple in syndication, especially among children and teenagers age groups. This becomes the reason for The Brady Bunch’s tremendous success and popularity.
After this, in 1995, the same series was adapted into a satirical comedy theatrical film: The Brady Bunch Movie, and later it was followed by A Very Brady Sequel in 1996: The Brady Bunch in the White House.
Nearly 50 years after the first episode was aired, the iconic American television family sitcom has again stirred up nostalgic feelings with HGTV’s new show: A Very Brady Renovation. In August 2018, HGTV purchased the specific house, and in November 2018, they announced their plans to restore the Brady Bunch House to its peak 1970’s glory.
Where Is The Brady Bunch House?
The Brady Bunch house is located at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio City, California, through Douglas Elliman Real Estate. In August 2018, HGTV ultimately bought The Brady Bunch house for $3.5 million.
In November 2018, HGTV began production for their new limited TV series, A Very Brady Renovation. The new cast includes six Brady kids working alongside eight HGTV stars to transform the home.
They decided to fully transform the house into a replica of the original TV set that once stood at Paramount Studios. A Very Brady Renovation includes a couple of digital mini-series to locate furniture and decor pieces fit for the Brady House.
After renovation, the house still has a touch of originality and all 70s charm. The first episode of a very Brady renovation has already aired in 2019, and it received a whooping response of 8.1 million views.
Brady Bunch House: Before Renovation
Those who watch The Brady Bunch, very well know of the remarkable front view of the home display at the beginning of each episode. The real thing is that only the outside area is use to show in the series; none of the show was actually film inside the house.
Originally, the house was construct in 1959 by an architect name Harry M. Londelius. The property with over 2,500 square feet area features two bedrooms and three bathrooms. It also has a split-level structure with a shake roof, cathedral ceilings, and generous helpings of Palos Verde stone.
Let’s take a look at the various parts of the house and see how did they look like before the ultimate renovation:
This picture was taken in the 1990s, and this is the same exterior use in exterior shots in “The Brady Bunch.” Later, a decorative brick wall was added at the home’s front border.
Before the renovation, the interiors look similar to the interiors create assets for the show. It had a characteristic similar to ’60s/’70s-era ranch-style homes and also had features like wood paneling and stonework.
The above picture shows the original dining room at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio.
The original home had these stairs, which were locate to the left of the front entrance. Also, the tall free-standing cabinets partially obscure the view from the foyer into the living room.
Loren Ruch, HGTV Production Executive, said, “All of America knew that the inside didn’t match what the set was on the show. What we didn’t realize was just how different it was. We took this gigantic leap of faith buying this house, and once we step in that first time, it was like, ‘Oh, my God. What are we really gonna do with this place?”
This is how the backyard at 11222 Dilling St. was look like in the 90s before remodeling on “A Very Brady Renovation.
Brady Bunch House: After Renovation
Along with the designers and consults, the surviving cast members of “The Brady Bunch,” the actors who had play the six Brady kids, also helpbrady transform this house. The team includes Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), and Susan Olsen (Cindy).
Did you know that the complete construction took 9,000 hours of work? Yes, actually, it took more than that to transform the two-bedroom, split-level house in Studio City into a four-bedroom, two-story house with a den which is quite familiar to viewers of the show.
The new construction completely reconfigured almost all of the existing spaces, then also added about 2,000 square feet in the back, including a second story.
Let’s see what are the new changes done to the house and how does it look after renovation:
The new construction includes the mid-century styled double doors at the front entry. In addition, the landscaping has been scaled back so that the windows will visually match what was seen in the show, including the picture window centered in the vaulted portion of the home’s front facade.
Brady Bunch House Living Room
This is the new living room set up at 11222 Dilling Street after the renovation done by HGTV.
Before, the house had only a single level; however, the team has included another level and made it a two split level housing. As you can see in the pictures, the living space has undergone a massive structural modification.
Now, this area is more open and spacious, and the stairway and bi-level space is created explicitly to form the visual touchstone for Brady fans.
Stairs of Brady Bunch House
This is how the stairs look after the modification. Now the foyer gets a brick tile floor and low knee-wall with dark, which any Brady fan can easily recognize.
Brady Bunch House Kitchen
The kitchen has also been completely transform and is replace by this ultra-modern modular kitchen. Before, the kitchen face the street, but now it faces the back.
Backyard of Brady Bunch House
This is how the transform remodel backyard with the garden looks like.
The Bottom Line
So, this is all about the Brady bunch house, renovate by the HGTV experts. The entire construction process is telecast in a series name A Very Brady Renovation premier on September 9, 2019, to October 14, 2019; December 16, 2019 (holiday special). It was the best gift to the audience on the 50th anniversary of The Brady Bunch Show. Currently, this house is not available for tours, but you can watch the series on HGTV.
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