‘Heartbroken’ Lance Bass Outbid by HGTV for the Famous Brady Bunch House
Looks like poor Lance Bass will have to say, “Bye, bye, bye,” to his dream house.
The TV host and former N’Sync member thought he was on top of the world two weeks ago when he tweeted to his followers that his bid for the iconic “Brady Bunch” house was accepted, People reported.
The North Hollywood home, which was only used in the 1970s TV show for exterior shots, went on the market for $1.8 million. Originally built in 1959, it has three bedrooms and three bathrooms across 2,477 square feet. A little cramped for six Brady kids, but they still managed to solve all their problems within half an hour, so we’re not judging.
The house’s listing on Zillow calls it “the second most photographed home in the United States.”
Naturally, Bass wanted in on the history – plus a gorgeous house. According to his Instagram, he was “heartbroken” to find out he was outbid by a “Hollywood studio who wants the house at any cost.
Bass claimed that he was already informed that his bid was accepted and the agent representing the property had notified him. “Isn’t a deadline a deadline? This was a dream come true for me and I spent the night celebrating amongst friends,” Bass wrote on Instagram. “How is this fair or legal?? How can I compete with a billion dollar corporate entity?”
According to the Los Angeles Times, that corporate entity was HGTV. The studio plans to restore the house to the famous home to its 1970s style.
Interestingly, “Property Brother” Jonathan Silver Scott tweeted back at Bass’ original tweet, writing, “I’m a little bummed that you out bid me (seriously) as I really wanted that house.” “Property Brothers” is a popular show on the HGTV network.
Although suspicious, it’s more likely that Scott had nothing to do with the sale. Douglas Elliman agent Ernie Carswell told the Los Angeles Times that Bass’ bid was not a “done deal,” and that the “seller had not actually made a final decision.”
Thankfully, whether Bass or HGTV wins, the house is here to stay.