Here’s the story … of a house for sale. The real-life house used for exterior shots of the iconic TV show “The Brady Bunch” hit the market for the first time in 45 years, and clicks rolled in like Sam the Butcher bringing Alice the meat.
Although the inside of the home was never on camera, the 1970s-era interior remains untouched. But it’s the oh-so-familiar exterior that had fans angling for a view, making the Brady residence this week’s most popular property on realtor.com®—in a rout.
The runner-up is an odd tale of a college football superfan’s home, known locally as the “LSU house” for all the purple and gold memorabilia crammed into every corner of the home. After the owner was killed, the home, along with all the Tiger-related collectibles, came on the market in a package deal.
Other popular properties included the deluxe megamansion known as “Billionaire,” musician Jack White‘s former Detroit abode, and a supposedly haunted island in Pennsylvania.
We promise not to frighten you with the rest of this week’s most popular properties. Simply scroll on down…
Price: $389,989 Why it’s here: Located in the nation’s hottest destination for bachelorettes, this 1950s-era brick charmer features plenty of renovations inside. The adorable three-bedroom includes an open kitchen and breakfast nook with lots of light. A lower-level bedroom with bath and separate entrance could serve as guest quarters or a rental unit for any stray maids of honor.
Price: $229,900 Why it’s here: Enjoy country living in this 5-acre spread! The three-bedroom home features an updated kitchen, original hardwood floors throughout, a first-floor master suite, and a separate barn for animals or storage. You’ll also have to brush up on pie-making skills—two apple trees come with the property.
Price: $1,200,000 Why it’s here: Live like a rock star in Jack White’s former home. The White Stripes frontman recorded “Get Behind Me Satan” on the staircase before selling the four-bedroom home in 2007. It features details including hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen with porch access, a living room with fireplace, a formal dining room that opens to a sunroom, a large yard, and two-car garage. Rock on!
Price: $369,900 Why it’s here: Built in 1939, this brick two-story has been well-maintained. It’s also been updated and features a new eat-in kitchen, updated baths, a finished basement with bar, formal dining room with crown moldings, and bedrooms with hardwood floors.
Price: $188 million Why it’s here: “Billionaire” continues to beguile. It’s one of the most expensive listings in the country, even after a 25% price cut. The megamansion comes with a candy wall, two fully stocked wine and champagne cellars, a $30 million car gallery, and a curated art collection.
Price: $150,000 Why it’s here: Gather round to hear the tale of Getter’s Island. Located on the Delaware River, it’s so named for the infamous hanging of Charles Getter, condemned to death for murdering his pregnant wife. The execution was held on the island to keep at bay the outraged crowds who showed up to witness his demise. It’s said his ghost roams the lush 5.8 acres, and the property may also have housed an amusement park and a lumber yard in the decades since. The sale is for the land; the lore is just a bonus.
Price: $2,995,000 Why it’s here: This mansion seems tailor-made for a country music star to move right in. The posh 9,561-square-foot-space sits on just over 2 acres. The layout includes a two-story entry, chef’s kitchen with breakfast nook, wine room, home theater, and saltwater pool.
Price: $89,900 Why it’s here: This listing, featuring a real estate agent dressed as a T. Rex, was king of all homes last week, and clicks are still roaring this week. The hilarious photos of a dinosaur lounging around the home worked—the home is pending sale.
Price: $349,900 Why it’s here: The jaw-dropping collection of a Louisiana State University superfan is a shrine to the school. After the owner’s death, the family decided to sell the local landmark along with the memorabilia. Known locally as the “LSU house,” the hope is that a new owner will keep the tradition intact. The home comes with a screened-in patio, including a bar, hot tub, and a lounging area, and tons of gold-and-purple LSU knickknacks.
Price: $1,885,000 Why it’s here: The ultimate collector’s item? The home that stood in as the residence of the famously symmetrical Brady Bunch has come on the market after 45 years. Now, it’s simply a story of who will win the prize—a developer who values the land underneath the iconic home or a buyer who wants to preserve its pop culture legacy.
One agent we spoke with said the home was “obsolete” and begging to be knocked down, while another said they could see it easily going for $1,000 a night on Airbnb. It’s a true cliffhanger—stay tuned!
Studio City, CA
Source: Housing Trends Feed