By now you’ve probably heard that the famous Brady Bunch house was put up for sale in 2018 and went to the highest bidder. Who are the new owners? None other than HGTV!
The home improvement network is collaborating with former cast members of the sitcom to renovate the house. Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Eve Plumb (Jan), Barry Williams (Greg), Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), and Cindy (Susan Olsen) are all back together to work on the special project that will turn the interior of the home into the 1970s Brady Bunch house.
HGTV is filming the whole thing, dubbing it A Very Brady Renovation. With a HGTV design team that includes the “Bradys”, Jonathan and Drew Scott of The Property Brothers, Leanne and Steve Ford of Restored by the Fords, and Lara Spencer from Flea Market Flip, and others, big plans are afoot
A fun fact that fans may not be aware of is that only the exterior part of the home was used for filming, and the inside was a Hollywood set. So, the inside and outside of this iconic Los Angeles house are in for a huge overhaul. Demolition already began and the crew has begun to set up the structure for the new pad. Walls are up!
Step-by-step, each Brady sibling is modeling a room in the house to make sure all the details of the TV version are present. Classic ‘70s paint colors like orange and green will cover the walls, and the flower bed you’ve spotted in the back yard on the show will be a perfect replica.
The original staircase of the house was torn down and space is being made for the sitcom’s floating staircase, and it is probably safe to wager that wood paneling will be lining the walls too. Everything from the roof to the closets are getting special care and attention.
During filming of the first renovation episode, it was revealed that it’s been 14 years since the entire cast was together. It was an emotional reunion! For some, it was only the first or second time that they’d been to the actual house used for the show.
Fans of both The Brady Bunch and HGTV will have to wait until later this year in September when the special will air. It will be coinciding with the show’s 50th anniversary of its launch! For now, everyone can follow along by visiting HGTV’s “A Very Brady Renovation” website page or on social media.
Fans have the chance to watch videos about the reno’s progress and engage with the network on social media through contests and update posts (geared towards ‘70s nostalgia and the Bradys). Look out for the Building Brady digital series and HGTV’s dedicated Instagram id @verybradyrenovation.
To get all the scoop on this ambitious undertaking or to travel back to your childhood for a moment, click on this video from Today. Mark your calendars for the show’s premiere in September!
Can you wait until the fall to watch this renovation project unfold? Are you a fan of The Brady Brunch? How do you feel about the real-life house being renovated for this project?