HGTV outbid Lance Bass in the acquisition of the ‘Brady Bunch’ house in Los Angeles’ Studio City neighborhood.
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After Lance Bass turned out to be a business buyer ruined his change to the purchase of the iconic “Brady Bunch” house, HGTV officially come forward as the winning bidder.
The former *NSYNC member thought “It’s Gonna Be Me ‘as he came out on top in the bidding war for the house in Los Angeles’ Studio City neighborhood, but that quickly turned into “Bye Bye Bye.”
With the official announcement of the Discovery CEO David Zaslav to Wall Street analysts on Tuesday, Bas now knows where any anger – HGTV.
“One of our projects for HGTV will speak to that ‘Brady Bunch’ fans ‘ on the call,” Zaslav said during the conversation about the company in the second quarter the profit. “You may have heard that the home of the iconic series was recently on the market in California. I am happy to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the Brady Bunch home of the 1970’s glory if only HGTV can.”
Bass expressed a similar level of excitement in his Friday announcement that he placed the winning bid to buy the beloved home, saying that it’s going to be a “fun” project ” for him. The house, which appeared as the exterior of the Brady family home on the television between September 1969 and March 1974 was put up for sale in July for € 1,855 million.
The disappointment hit Bass the next day.
“Marcia Marcia Marcia! I feel broken today,” Bass wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday. “As many of you may have heard, we have the winning bid on the iconic Brady Bunch house—at least, that is what we were told.”
Although the exact number is unclear, the former boy band member said his winning bid was “way over the asking price” and was even informed that he had successfully bought the house after the deadline has expired.
“This was a dream come true for me and I spent the night to celebrate with friends, family and fans. The next day, due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’, the same agent told us that there is still a Business Customer (Hollywood studio) that wants the house, at the expense of” Bass said.
Bass added that his team was prepared to make a higher bid, but the agent said that the studio had “unlimited resources” to outbid Bass.
“How is this fair or legal?? How can I compete with a billion dollar entity? I truly believe that I was used to drive up the price of the house know very well that this corporation, which focuses on the making of their offer and it is not a good feeling,” Bass said. “I feel used but, more importantly, I am angry and saddened by this highly questionable result. I only hope that it is not demolished. Thanks for all the love and support.”
Bass’ announcement that he bought the “Brady Bunch” home received approval of Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady on the popular sitcom.
“Congratulations! May all your problems from that point on will always be fixed in a half hour!” McCormick tweeted on Bass.
The singer replied promising McCormick would be the first dinner guest.
The two bedrooms, three bathrooms and a split-level house was put up for sale after the children of the original owners, George and Violet McCallister, decided to sell the property when their parents died. The McCallisters bought the house in 1973 for $61,000, data showed.
Ernie Carswell, a Douglas Elliman agent who listed the house, not to exclude the idea that the house on the 12,500-square-foot lot would be torn down, such as the Los Angeles Times reported that a number of properties in the area have been demolished in recent years for new developments. But he said that the owners give as a first choice for those who do not intend to demolish it.
The “Brady Bunch” home draws 30 to 50 visitors on a daily basis, and it even has its own yelp page with a 4-1/2 star rating.