HGTV Is Giving Away a 6-Night Stay in the ‘Brady Bunch’ House
To win the groovy trip for you and up to six guests, just submit a 30- to 90-second video explaining why you’re the one who should win “the ultimate Brady fan prize.” The winner will get to stay in the renovated Brady Bunch house from December 9-15, 2019. They’ll also receive roundtrip airfare to Los Angeles, a curated LA tourist experience, and $25,000 in cash.
How to enter ‘A Very Brady Contest’
To enter to win HGTV’s ‘A Very Brady Contest,’ upload your short video explaining “why you should ‘Live like a Brady’” You have until 5 p.m. ET on September 11 to enter.
HGTV will choose nine finalists from among all the entries. Then, from September 30 through October 11, the public will have a chance to vote to determine the grand prize winner.
Initial entries will be judged based on how original they are, quality and execution, on-camera charisma, entertainment value, and how well they adhere to the theme.
HGTV bought the Brady house in 2018 for $3.5 million
The Brady Bunch aired for five seasons, from 1969 to 1974. Though the show was shot on a sound stage, a real home in Studio City, California, was used for exterior shots.
In 2018, that home — which is located at 11222 Dilling Street — came up for sale. ‘Nsync’s Lance Bass was among the many interested buyers. He tweeted that he put in an offer “WAY over the asking price” and thought he’d won the home, only to be outbid by “another Corporate Buyer (Hollywood studio) who wants the house at any cost.”
HGTV was the studio that swooped in, paying $3.5 million for the three-bedroom mid-century split-level, $1.6 million over asking. Bass, though initially crushed to learn he’d lost the house, seemed fine with the home renovation channel’s decision to purchase the property, tweeing “how can you be mad at HGTV?”
‘A Very Brady Renovation’ premieres in September
After purchasing the home, HGTV set about updating the interior of the Brady Bunch house to match the oh-so-1970s design seen on the show. Now, the renovation is complete. The network has shared updates about the project on social media and Facebook Watch throughout the process, and you can tune in starting in September to see the full renovation in the new show A Very Brady Renovation.
The transformation of the home included replicating the instantly recognizable floating staircase, Alice’s orange-and-green kitchen, Greg’s attic, and the kids jack-and-jill bath. The renovation also added 2,000 square feet to the home’s original footprint.
When the show airs, expect to see some familiar Brady Bunch stars. Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Eve Plumb (Jan), Barry William (Greg) and other cast members helped out with the renovation.
“What a great bunch and great crew that worked on this show!” McCormick tweeted after the renovation was complete.
A specific premiere date for A Very Brady Renovation has not yet been announced.